Nail Disorders

Antonella Tosti, Bianca M. Piraccini

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Abstract

The nails of newborns are thin and soft, and frequently present a certain degree of koilonychia, which is especially evident in toenails. The thickness and breadth of the nail plate increase rapidly during the first two decades of life. Nail diseases are a rather uncommon cause of dermatological consultation in children. Nail signs of congenital and hereditary nail diseases usually develop early during childhood, and their presence may be a clue to the diagnosis of a syndrome or a systemic disorder. Although the acquired nail conditions observed in childhood are similar to those of adults, the prevalence of several diseases may vary in these different age groups. Some conditions, such as parakeratosis pustulosa and twenty-nail dystrophy, are exclusively or typically seen in children.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHarper's Textbook of Pediatric Dermatology: Third Edition
PublisherWiley-Blackwell
Pages1-9
Number of pages9
Volume2
ISBN (Print)9781405176958
DOIs
StatePublished - May 24 2011

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Nails
Nail Diseases
Parakeratosis
Inborn Genetic Diseases
Referral and Consultation
Age Groups
Newborn Infant

Keywords

  • Exostosis
  • Koilonychia
  • Lichen planus
  • Naevi
  • Nails
  • Onychodystrophy
  • Parakeratosis pustulosa
  • Paronychia
  • Psoriasis
  • Trachyonychia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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Tosti, A., & Piraccini, B. M. (2011). Nail Disorders. In Harper's Textbook of Pediatric Dermatology: Third Edition (Vol. 2, pp. 1-9). Wiley-Blackwell. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781444345384.ch150

Nail Disorders. / Tosti, Antonella; Piraccini, Bianca M.

Harper's Textbook of Pediatric Dermatology: Third Edition. Vol. 2 Wiley-Blackwell, 2011. p. 1-9.

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Tosti, A & Piraccini, BM 2011, Nail Disorders. in Harper's Textbook of Pediatric Dermatology: Third Edition. vol. 2, Wiley-Blackwell, pp. 1-9. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781444345384.ch150
Tosti A, Piraccini BM. Nail Disorders. In Harper's Textbook of Pediatric Dermatology: Third Edition. Vol. 2. Wiley-Blackwell. 2011. p. 1-9 https://doi.org/10.1002/9781444345384.ch150
Tosti, Antonella ; Piraccini, Bianca M. / Nail Disorders. Harper's Textbook of Pediatric Dermatology: Third Edition. Vol. 2 Wiley-Blackwell, 2011. pp. 1-9
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