An overview of management of drug-induced hair and nail disorders

Shailee Patel, Antonella Tosti

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Abstract

The diagnosis and management of drug-induced hair and nail disorders in the clinic presents a unique challenge for the physician. Not only must the physician recognize the trigger and manage the symptoms but also consider the influence these disorders have on the patient's quality of life. This article describes the various types of drug-induced hair and nails disorders, and discusses the clinical recognition, pathophysiology and possible management options.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)327-339
Number of pages13
JournalClinical Practice
Volume11
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2014

Keywords

  • anagen effluvium
  • EGFR inhibitors
  • hemorrhagic onycholysis
  • leukonychia
  • multi-target drugs
  • nail pigmentation
  • onychomadesis
  • permanent alopecia
  • pyogenic granulomas
  • taxanes
  • telogen effluvium

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Pharmacology (medical)

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