Nail Disorders

Sep 15, 2018 Issue
A Pigmented Thumbnail Lesion [Photo Quiz]

A man with no recent trauma presented with a pigmented lesion on his thumbnail.

Jul 1, 2017 Issue
Acute and Chronic Paronychia [Article]

Learn which patients require antibiotic treatment, and watch how to perform a wing block before draining an abscess.

Nov 1, 2016 Issue
Topical Antifungals for Treatment of Onychomycosis [FPIN's Help Desk Answers]

Topical antifungal agents are effective in treating onychomycosis, with a number needed to treat (NNT) of 7 to 17.

Jul 15, 2015 Issue
Fungal Toenail Infections [Clinical Evidence Handbook]

What are the effects of oral and topical treatments for fungal toenail infections in adults?

Apr 15, 2014 Issue
A Swollen Thumb [Photo Quiz]

Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.

Dec 1, 2013 Issue
Onychomycosis: Current Trends in Diagnosis and Treatment [Article]

Onychomycosis is a fungal infection of the nails that causes discoloration, thickening, and separation from the nail bed. Onychomycosis occurs in 10% of the general population, 20% of persons older than 60 years, and 50% of those older than 70 years. It is caused by a variety of organisms, but most ...

Apr 15, 2012 Issue
Evaluation of Nail Abnormalities [Article]

Knowledge of the anatomy and function of the nail apparatus is essential when performing the physical examination. Inspection may reveal localized nail abnormalities that should be treated, or may provide clues to an underlying systemic disease that requires further workup. Excessive keratinaceous m...

Jun 1, 2010 Issue
Asymptomatic Linear Hemorrhages [Photo Quiz]

Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.

Feb 15, 2009 Issue
Management of the Ingrown Toenail [Article]

Ingrown toenail, or onychocryptosis, most commonly affects the great toenail. Many anatomic and behavioral factors are thought to contribute to ingrown toenails, such as improper trimming, repetitive or inadvertent trauma, genetic predisposition, hyperhidrosis, and poor foot hygiene. Conservative tr...

Feb 1, 2008 Issue
Acute and Chronic Paronychia [Article]

Paronychia is an inflammation of the folds of tissue surrounding the nail of a toe or finger. Paronychia may be classified as either acute or chronic. The main factor associated with the development of acute paronychia is direct or indirect trauma to the cuticle or nail fold. This enables pathogens ...

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