II. Causes

  1. Manicure or Pedicure
  2. Nail Biting
  3. Nail rubbing or other manipulation

III. Pathophysiology

  1. Nail Trauma injures cuticle and nail plate
  2. Cuticle may indent nail plate resulting in deformity (e.g. median Nail Dystrophy with midline nail indentation)
  3. Inflammation may occur at the proximal nail fold

IV. Management

  1. Avoid further nail manipulation or Trauma

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Ontology: Nail dystrophy due to trauma (C1304380)

Concepts Disease or Syndrome (T047)
SnomedCT 402626003
English Nail dystrophy due to trauma (disorder), Nail dystrophy due to trauma
Spanish distrofia ungueal por traumatismo (trastorno), distrofia ungueal por traumatismo