Differential diagnosis for nail psoriasis

Natalie C. Yin, Antonella Tosti

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Nail involvement occurs in up to 50 % of patients with psoriasis. Although most patients experience concurrent skin involvement, 1–5 % of patients present with nail changes alone. In these patients, it can be diagnostically challenging, as psoriatic nail disease can resemble several other nail dystrophies. In this chapter, we describe the differential diagnoses for each classic signs of nail psoriasis including pitting, onycholysis, subungual hyperkeratosis, splinter hemorrhages, and oil spots.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationNail Psoriasis: From A to Z
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9783319088105, 9783319088099
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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