Tips to diagnose uncommon nail disorders

Samantha L. Schneider, Antonella Tosti

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Abstract

This article reviews 6 nail disorders that, although easy to diagnose, are misdiagnosed frequently by dermatologists and general practitioners. Diagnostic clues are emphasized to familiarize readers with features that indicate the correct diagnosis. We focus on two common tumors (onychomatricoma and onychopapilloma), two rare genetic conditions that can be diagnosed owing to nail changes (Darier disease and nail patella syndrome), and two uncommon acquired disorders (the yellow nail syndrome and lichen striatus).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)197-205
Number of pages9
JournalDermatologic Clinics
Volume33
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2015

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Nails
Yellow Nail Syndrome
Nail-Patella Syndrome
Darier Disease
Lichens
Diagnostic Errors
General Practitioners
Neoplasms
Dermatologists

Keywords

  • Arrested nail growth
  • Darier disease
  • Lichen striatus
  • Melanonychia
  • Nail patella syndrome
  • Onychopapilloma
  • Triangular lunula
  • Yellow nail syndrome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology

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Tips to diagnose uncommon nail disorders. / Schneider, Samantha L.; Tosti, Antonella.

In: Dermatologic Clinics, Vol. 33, No. 2, 01.04.2015, p. 197-205.

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Schneider, Samantha L. ; Tosti, Antonella. / Tips to diagnose uncommon nail disorders. In: Dermatologic Clinics. 2015 ; Vol. 33, No. 2. pp. 197-205.
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