Physical signs in the nails

The changes in the nail may be due to a local disease process, a manifestation of a skin disease, or a systemic disorder. Hereditary disorders may also affect the nails. It is therefore important to take both a general history and specifically enquire about skin diseases. It sometimes happens that the nail changes are the only sign of a dermatological disease, although the patient may have a previous history of lichen planus or psoriasis, for example. Localised infection or trauma will affect one or two nails. Skin disease, such as psoriasis, affects many or all nails, usually symmetrically, whereas systemic illness or drugs will affect all the nails.

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