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Nail Disorders

Mar 15, 2004 Issue
Nail Abnormalities: Clues to Systemic Disease [Article]

The visual appearance of the fingernails and toenails may suggest an underlying systemic disease. Clubbing of the nails often suggests pulmonary disease or inflammatory bowel disease. Koilonychia, or "spoon-shaped" nails, may stimulate a work-up for hemochromatosis or anemia. In the absence of traum...


Jun 15, 2002 Issue
Ingrown Toenail Removal [Article]

Ingrown toenail is a common problem resulting from various etiologies including improperly trimmed nails, hyperhidrosis, and poorly fitting shoes. Patients commonly present with pain in the affected nail but with progression, drainage, infection, and difficulty walking occur. Excision of the lateral...


Mar 15, 2001 Issue
Acute and Chronic Paronychia [Article]

Paronychia is one of the most common infections of the hand. Clinically, paronychia presents as an acute or a chronic condition. It is a localized, superficial infection or abscess of the paronychial tissues of the hands or, less commonly, the feet. Any disruption of the seal between the proximal na...


Feb 15, 2001 Issue
Treating Onychomycosis [Article]

Onychomycosis accounts for one third of fungal skin infections. Because only about one half of nail dystrophies are caused by fungus, the diagnosis should be confirmed by potassium hydroxide preparation, culture or histology before treatment is started. Newer, more effective antifungal agents have m...


Nov 1, 1998 Issue
All Thumbs [Photo Quiz]

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


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