The disappearing nail bed: A possible outcome of onycholysis

C. Ralph Daniel, Antonella Tosti, Matilde Iorizzo, Bianca Maria Piraccini

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Abstract

Onycholysis is a separation of the nail plate from the underlying and/or lateral supporting structures (hyponychium, nail bed, lateral nail folds). It is a commonly seen disorder that is usually asymptomatic. We have observed a number of cases of onycholysis in which the distal nail bed appeared to shrink. The nail bed becomes keratinized and produces dermatoglyphics like the normal tip of a digit. This may explain why it is difficult to promote reattachment. If onycholysis persists, the condition is more likely to become irreversible and form the "disappearing nail bed." The best chance of resolving onycholysis is to try to identify the causative agent and institute early therapy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)325-327
Number of pages3
JournalCutis
Volume76
Issue number5
StatePublished - Nov 1 2005
Externally publishedYes

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Onycholysis
Nails
Dermatoglyphics
Secondary Prevention

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology
  • Immunology and Allergy

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Daniel, C. R., Tosti, A., Iorizzo, M., & Piraccini, B. M. (2005). The disappearing nail bed: A possible outcome of onycholysis. Cutis, 76(5), 325-327.

The disappearing nail bed : A possible outcome of onycholysis. / Daniel, C. Ralph; Tosti, Antonella; Iorizzo, Matilde; Piraccini, Bianca Maria.

In: Cutis, Vol. 76, No. 5, 01.11.2005, p. 325-327.

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Daniel, CR, Tosti, A, Iorizzo, M & Piraccini, BM 2005, 'The disappearing nail bed: A possible outcome of onycholysis', Cutis, vol. 76, no. 5, pp. 325-327.
Daniel CR, Tosti A, Iorizzo M, Piraccini BM. The disappearing nail bed: A possible outcome of onycholysis. Cutis. 2005 Nov 1;76(5):325-327.
Daniel, C. Ralph ; Tosti, Antonella ; Iorizzo, Matilde ; Piraccini, Bianca Maria. / The disappearing nail bed : A possible outcome of onycholysis. In: Cutis. 2005 ; Vol. 76, No. 5. pp. 325-327.
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