Nail psoriasis: Clinical features and assessment

William Tuong, April W. Armstrong

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


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
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9783319195308
ISBN (Print)9783319195292
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016
Externally publishedYes


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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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