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Dermatomyositis: Key Points

…es of joints) Mechanic’s hands (hyperkeratosis of the sides of the fingers) Samitz’s sign (ragged, frayed cuticles) Proximal nail fold erythema and periungual telangiectasias Shawl sign (violaceous erythema of the V-neck of the chest and upper…

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Hailey-Hailey Disease: Key Points

…genital involvement, with possible increased risk for development of squamous cell carcinoma at these sites. Characteristic nail changes, consisting of longitudinal white banding of the nail plate, have also been well described. While the disease…

Nail apparatus melanoma initially diagnosed as nail matrix blue nevus: a case report with dermatoscopy and dermatopathology

Nail apparatus melanoma initially diagnosed as nail matrix blue nevus: a case report with dermatoscopy and dermatopathology

…isplays melanonychia striata with lines parallel varying in width, but not interval or color. [Copyright: ©2017 Akay et al.] Nail matrix biopsy was performed involving avulsion of the nail plate and longitudinal excision of the entire pigmented…

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Allergic Contact Dermatitis: Initial Evaluation

…the herbal medication or adhesive are potential allergens in this case). Allergic contact dermatitis to cosmetics: Hair-dye, nail lacquer (typically presents on the eyelids due to transfer of allergen from touching the eyes). Differential diagnosis…

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Atypical Mycobacterial Infections: Overview

…ous abscesses or cellulitis of the lower extremity. Sporotrichoid spread may occur. Risk exposure is to water (foot baths in nail salons) or contaminated injections. Immunosuppression enhances the risk of infection. Clarithromycin 500 mg twice daily…

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Candidiasis: Treatment

…may be helpful following the treatment course to prevent recurrent oral disease. Evaluate the patient for diabetes mellitus. Nail folds Initial therapy If the skin is macerated (moist, weeping), instruct the patient to soak in (or make an applied…

Nail matrix melanoma: consecutive cases in a general practice

Nail matrix melanoma: consecutive cases in a general practice

…ted digit according to tumour thickness, in-situ nail matrix melanomas can be treated by conservative excision of the entire nail apparatus (nail plate, bed and matrix) with graft reconstruction [7,10]. As even partial loss of thumb or big toe…

Microscopic examination of normal nail clippings

Microscopic examination of normal nail clippings

…man nail. Am J Dermatopathol. 1985;7(6):529-35. CrossRef 15. Yaemsiri S, Hou N, Slining MM, He K. Growth rate of human fingernails and toenails in healthy American young adults. J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol. 2010;24(4):420-3. CrossRef 16. Mondragon…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Nail Units

…al paronychia, may extend to the matrix and injure it with resultant cessation of nail growth and, ultimately, shedding of a nail. Nails have several functions. Most important, they protect the terminal phalanges. A network of myelinated sensory…

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Melanoma: Key Points

…entiginous melanoma (ALM) presents as a symmetric pigmented macule, plaque or nodule on the fingers with extension under the nail plate. Mucosal melanoma presents as a pigmented macule growing on the mucosal surfaces (oral, genital, intestinal…