Nail psoriasis: Clinical features and assessment

William Tuong, April W. Armstrong

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Abstract

Many patients with psoriasis have involvement of the nails. Nail psoriasis can range from asymptomatic, limited involvement to being physically and functionally debilitating. Psoriatic lesions affecting the nail matrix can lead to pitting, leukonychia, red spots on the lunula, and nail plate crumbling. Moreover, nail bed lesions may result in onycholysis, splinter hemorrhages, oil drop discoloration, or nail bed hyperkeratosis. Clinical assessment of disease severity can be performed through various tools and may help clinicians track progress and response to treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPsoriatic Arthritis and Psoriasis: Pathology and Clinical Aspects
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Pages143-146
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9783319195308
ISBN (Print)9783319195292
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Clinical assessment
  • Clinical features
  • Differential diagnosis
  • Nail
  • Psoriasis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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    Tuong, W., & Armstrong, A. W. (2016). Nail psoriasis: Clinical features and assessment. In Psoriatic Arthritis and Psoriasis: Pathology and Clinical Aspects (pp. 143-146). Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-19530-8_16