Nail disorders are a specialized group of disorders which are often neglected during post graduate teaching. This book aims to provide a comprehensive review covering the diagnostic and therapeutic aspects of nail disorders. It discusses the basics of nail unit, common conditions like infections, tumors and genetic diseases, diagnostic armamentarium involved in nail diseases like KOH mount, onychoscopy, imaging and surgical management of nail diseases which includes anesthesia of nail unit, nail biopsy and advanced nail procedures including video demonstration of such procedures. This book elaborates on nails in systemic diseases and briefly covers nail cosmetics and nail photography.
- Comprehensively reviews nail disorders
- Includes diagnosis, therapeutic and surgical aspect
- Discusses Onychoscopy
- Reviews the importance of nail photography
1. History of Nail Diseases. 2. Nail anatomy and physiology. 3. Nail unit signs. 4. An approach to Nail examination. 5. Laboratory investigations of nail diseases. 6. Imaging in Nail diseases. 7. Onychoscopy. 8. Basics of Onychopathology. 9. Onychopathology of common nail diseases. 10. Nail plate abnormalities. 11. Chromonychia. 12. Ingrown nail. 13. Nail psoriasis. 14. Nail lichen planus. 15. Trachyonychia. 16. Dermatophytic onychomycosis. 17. Non-dermatophytic onychomycosis. 18. Infections and infestations of nail unit. 19. Nail in Dermatological diseases. 20. Nail in systemic diseases. 21. Occupational nail diseases. 22. Chronic Paronychia. 23. Drug Induced Nail Changes. 24. Nail in children- Congenital and hereditary diseases. 25. Nail in elderly population. 26. Benign tumors. 27. Malignant tumors. 28. Nail Tic disorders. 29. Basics of nail surgery. 30. Anesthesia of the nail unit. 31. Nail Biopsy techniques. 32. Injection therapies for nail disorders. 33. Surgery for benign tumors. 34. Nail care and Nail cosmetics. 35. Science of nail polish, nail polish removers and Nail moisturizers. 36. Nail Degloving syndrome. 37. Miscellaneous Nail conditions. 38. Photography of the nail unit.
"There is an excellent pictorial dictionary of nail terminology and helpful tips on how to photograph nails. The main strength of this book is the unique didactic approach to explaining normal physiology of the nail unit and then discussing how disruption of this process leads to development of nail dystrophy, leukonychia, splinter hemorrhages, etc. This allows readers to really understand how to expertly interpret the nail abnormalities that they observe clinically rather than memorizing or referring to a list of causes of nail pitting, for example.
I highly recommend this book to all dermatologists and students in the field. Ihaven't seen any other books on this subject cover the diagnostic imaging studies for nails."
Patricia Wong, MD (Private Practice)
“Nail disorders: A comprehensive approach” is updated as per current information and useful to private practitioners, academicians, and students alike. Illustrated with 691 color images, this book presents concise, clinically relevant information in each chapter, and is useful for the management of common as well as difficult conditions involving nails. This book paves its way through history, pathology, pathogenesis, laboratory investigations, clinical examination, and onychoscopy, and finally offers therapeutic solutions, both medical and surgical, and also contains chapters on relatively new topics of nail imaging, nail photography, and nail cosmetics.
Chakravarthi Rangachari Srinivas
Department of Dermatology, Venereology, and Leprosy, Kalinga Institute of Medical Sciences, Bhubanewar, Odisha, India published in Indian Dermatology Online Journal 2020
This book is designed to provide an elaborate review about the anatomy of nail unit, physiological changes in nails especially in children and elderly population, approach to examination, diagnostics and detailed description of