Nail abnormalities

Alternative Names

Beau’s lines; Fingernail abnormalities; Spoon nails; Onycholysis; Leukonychia; Koilonychia; Brittle nails

Definition of Nail abnormalities

Nail abnormalities are problems with the color, shape, texture, or thickness of the fingernails or toenails.

Review

Michael Lehrer, MD, Department of Dermatology, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc. – 4/17/2009

Nail infection, candidal
Koilonychia
Onycholysis
White nail syndrome
Yellow nail syndrome
Half and half nails
Yellow nails

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