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An Atlas of Diseases of the Nail

1st Edition

By Phoebe Rich, Richard K. Scher

CRC Press

136 pages | 173 Color Illus. | 5 B/W Illus.

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Diseases of the nail represent a surprisingly large section of most dermatologists' practice - and can present difficult, sometimes intractable, clinical problems. Co-authored by one of the world's foremost authorities in the field, An Atlas of Diseases of the Nail provides expert and authoritative guidance on all aspects of diagnosis and management.

A comprehensive guide to common nail diseases, the book includes anatomy and physiology of the nail unit, paronychia and onycholysis, nail fungal infections, nails in dermatologic diseases, nails in systemic disease, nail cosmetic chemistry, nail cosmetics, clinical aspects, plus the treatment of nail disorders and nail surgery. Examining the nail from every angle, An Atlas of Diseases of the Nail provides you with a visual reference to nail diseases supported by text covering diagnosis and treatment.

Table of Contents

Illustrated Nail Anatomy

Basic Nail Anatomy and Physiology

Nail Unit

Blood Supply and Nerves to the Nail Unit

Nail Growth and Kinetics

Work Up of Nail Conditions

History and Examination of the Nail

Nail Evaluation

Nail Changes in Pediatric Patients

Congenital Nail Abnormalities


Management of Onycomycosis in Children


Longitudinal Melanonychia in Children

Nail Changes in Systemic Disease

Beau's Lines

Yellow Nail Syndrome






Yellow Nails

Red Nails

Blue Nails


Infectious Causes of Nail Disorders


Bacterial Infections of the Nails

Viral Causes of Nail Disease

Nails in Dermatologic Disease

Nail Psoriasis

Lichen Planus

Alopecia Areata

Darier's Disease

Nail Cosmetics

Problems Associated with the use of Nail Cosmetics

Nail Tumors

Glomus Tumor



Subungual Melanoma

About the Series

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / General
MEDICAL / Dermatology
MEDICAL / Pathology