Treatment of common nail disorders

Antonella Tosti, B. M. Piraccini

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Abstract

Treatment of nail diseases is not always easy; topical treatment is often ineffective because the nail plate is not penetrated by topical drugs, and the nail matrix is located under the proximal nail fold. The most frequent nail disorders are nail psoriasis and onychomycosis. In these cases, systemic treatment is often necessary to cure the nail changes. Systemic treatment with steroids is mandatory for patients with nail lichen planus because the disease may cause definitive destruction of the nail matrix. Environmental nail abnormalities are frequent and include nail brittleness, onycholysis, and chronic paronychia. Preventive measures should always be associated with treatment in these cases.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)339-348
Number of pages10
JournalDermatologic Clinics
Volume18
Issue number2
StatePublished - May 4 2000
Externally publishedYes

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Nails
Therapeutics
Malformed Nails
Nail Diseases
Onycholysis
Paronychia
Onychomycosis
Lichen Planus
Psoriasis
Steroids
Pharmaceutical Preparations

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  • Dermatology

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Tosti, A., & Piraccini, B. M. (2000). Treatment of common nail disorders. Dermatologic Clinics, 18(2), 339-348.

Treatment of common nail disorders. / Tosti, Antonella; Piraccini, B. M.

In: Dermatologic Clinics, Vol. 18, No. 2, 04.05.2000, p. 339-348.

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Tosti, A & Piraccini, BM 2000, 'Treatment of common nail disorders', Dermatologic Clinics, vol. 18, no. 2, pp. 339-348.
Tosti A, Piraccini BM. Treatment of common nail disorders. Dermatologic Clinics. 2000 May 4;18(2):339-348.
Tosti, Antonella ; Piraccini, B. M. / Treatment of common nail disorders. In: Dermatologic Clinics. 2000 ; Vol. 18, No. 2. pp. 339-348.
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