Dermatology Book


Pincer Nail

Aka: Pincer Nail
  1. Signs
    1. Transverse over-curvature of nail plate
  2. Causes
    1. Hereditary
    2. Beta Blockers
    3. Psoriasis
    4. Onychomycosis
    5. Nail tumor
    6. Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
    7. Kawasaki Disease
    8. Malignancy
  3. Management
    1. Discontinue causative agent if medication (e.g. Beta Blocker)
    2. Treat underlying cause (e.g. Onychomycosis)
    3. Surgical resection of part of nail bed

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