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Dermoscopy in the Evaluation of Nail Disorders.
Skin Appendage Disord 2017; 3(2):70-82SA

Abstract

Nail dermoscopy was initially used only in the assessment of nail pigmentation, but now it is widely utilized for the evaluation of many nail disorders. In daily practice, dermoscopy may confirm clinical diagnoses and guides in the management of nail diseases and treatments, permitting a better visualization of symptoms. Dry dermoscopy is required for evaluation of the nail plate surface, while gel as an interface is necessary for assessment of nail pigmentation and onycholysis, as well as for the evaluation of the distal nail margin. In this review, we describe the dermoscopic features of the most important nail disorders, looking at the different areas of the nail. Dermatoscopic changes that usually accompany specific nail diseases are also reviewed.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Dermatology, Department of Experimental, Diagnostic and Specialty Medicine, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy.Dermatology, Department of Experimental, Diagnostic and Specialty Medicine, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy.Dermatology, Department of Experimental, Diagnostic and Specialty Medicine, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

28560217

Citation

Alessandrini, Aurora, et al. "Dermoscopy in the Evaluation of Nail Disorders." Skin Appendage Disorders, vol. 3, no. 2, 2017, pp. 70-82.
Alessandrini A, Starace M, Piraccini BM. Dermoscopy in the Evaluation of Nail Disorders. Skin Appendage Disord. 2017;3(2):70-82.
Alessandrini, A., Starace, M., & Piraccini, B. M. (2017). Dermoscopy in the Evaluation of Nail Disorders. Skin Appendage Disorders, 3(2), pp. 70-82. doi:10.1159/000458728.
Alessandrini A, Starace M, Piraccini BM. Dermoscopy in the Evaluation of Nail Disorders. Skin Appendage Disord. 2017;3(2):70-82. PubMed PMID: 28560217.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Dermoscopy in the Evaluation of Nail Disorders. AU - Alessandrini,Aurora, AU - Starace,Michela, AU - Piraccini,Bianca Maria, Y1 - 2017/03/08/ PY - 2017/01/27/received PY - 2017/02/01/accepted PY - 2017/6/1/entrez PY - 2017/6/1/pubmed PY - 2017/6/1/medline KW - Capillary alterations KW - Dermoscopy KW - Hyponychium KW - Melanonychia KW - Nail tumor KW - Onycholysis KW - Onychoscopy KW - Splinter hemorrhages KW - Subungual hyperkeratosis SP - 70 EP - 82 JF - Skin appendage disorders JO - Skin Appendage Disord VL - 3 IS - 2 N2 - Nail dermoscopy was initially used only in the assessment of nail pigmentation, but now it is widely utilized for the evaluation of many nail disorders. In daily practice, dermoscopy may confirm clinical diagnoses and guides in the management of nail diseases and treatments, permitting a better visualization of symptoms. Dry dermoscopy is required for evaluation of the nail plate surface, while gel as an interface is necessary for assessment of nail pigmentation and onycholysis, as well as for the evaluation of the distal nail margin. In this review, we describe the dermoscopic features of the most important nail disorders, looking at the different areas of the nail. Dermatoscopic changes that usually accompany specific nail diseases are also reviewed. SN - 2296-9195 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/28560217/Dermoscopy_in_the_Evaluation_of_Nail_Disorders L2 - https://www.karger.com?DOI=10.1159/000458728 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -