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Nail Disorders

A Comprehensive Approach, 1st Edition

Edited by Archana Singal, Shekhar Neema, Piyush Kumar

CRC Press

536 pages | 691 Color Illus. | 41 B/W Illus.

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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.

Key Features

  • Comprehensively reviews nail disorders
  • Includes diagnosis, therapeutic and surgical aspect
  • Discusses Onychoscopy
  • Reviews the importance of nail photography
  • Includes video demonstration of nail surgery

Table of Contents

Section 1: History and Normal nail

1. History of Nail Diseases

Amiya Mukhopadhyaya

2. Nail anatomy and physiology

Pooja Arora Mrig, Neha Meena

3. Nail unit signs

Niharika Ranjan Lal, Piyush Kumar, Rizwana Barkat

4. An approach to Nail examination

Shiha Bansal Garg, Neha Kumar

Section 2: Diagnostics

5. Laboratory investigations of nail diseases

Shukla Das, RichaTigga

6. Imaging in Nail diseases

Kalpana Bhat, SwagataTambe, Hemangi Jerajani, Deepak Bhatt​, Chitra Nayak

7. Onychoscopy

Deepak Jakhar, Archana Singal

8. Basics of Onychopathology

Eckart Haneke

9. Onychopathology of common nail diseases

Sonal Sharma

Section 3: Nail unit abnormalities

10. Nail plate abnormalities

Balachandra Ankad, Savitha L Beergouder

11. Chromonychia

Michela Starace, Aurora Alessandrini, Bianca Maria Piraccini

12. Ingrown nail

Azzam Alkhalifah, Bertrand Richert

Section 4: Inflammatory nail diseases

13. Nail psoriasis

Chander Grover, Subuhi Kaul

14. Nail lichen planus

Iffat Hassan, Mohammad Abid Keen, Yasmeen Jabeen Bhat

15. Trachyonychia

Archana Singal, Kayarkatte MN

Section 5: Infective nail diseases

16. Dermatophytic onychomycosis

Malcolm Pinto, Manjunath Shenoi

17. Non-dermatophytic onychomycosis

Avner Shemer

18. Infections and infestations of nail unit

Vineet Relhan, Vikrant Choubey

Section 6: Nail in Dermatological and Systemic diseases; Occupation and drug induced nail changes

19. Nail in Dermatological diseases

Piyush Kumar, Niharika Ranjan Lal

20. Nail in systemic diseases

Bela J. Shah

21. Occupational nail diseases

Deepika Pandhi, Vandana Kataria

22. Chronic Paronychia

Santoshdev P Rathod, Pooja Agarwal

23. Drug Induced Nail Changes

Vijay Zawar, Manoj Pawar

Section 7: Nail in special population

24. Nail in children- Congenital and hereditary diseases

Taru Garg, Sarita Sanke

25. Nail in elderly population

Savitha Somaiah

Section 8: Nail unit tumors

26. Benign tumors

Eckart Haneke

27. Malignant tumors

Eckart Haneke

Section 9: Psychocutaneous nail disorders

28. Nail Tic disorders

Ishmeet Kaur, Archana Singal

Section 10: Surgical management of Nail diseases

29. Basics of nail surgery

Shilpa K, Biju Vasudevan

30. Anesthesia of the nail unit

Shekhar Neema, Dipali Rathod

31. Nail Biopsy techniques

Sushil Tahiliani, Harsh Tahiliani

32. Injection therapies for nail disorders

BB Mahajan, Jyotisterna Mittal, Khayati Singla, Parul Chojer

33. Surgery for benign tumors

Eckart Haneke

Section 11: Nail Cosmetics

34. Nail care and Nail cosmetics

Soni Nanda, Sonal Bansal

35. Science of nail polish, nail polish removers and Nail moisturizers

Somodyuti Chandra, Anupam Das

Section 12: Misc conditions

36. Nail Degloving syndrome

Robert Baran

37. Miscellaneous Nail conditions

Sunil K Kothiwala, Piyush Kumar

38. Photography of the nail unit

Sanjeev Gupta, Kartikay Aggarwal

About the Editors

Dr. Archana Singal is Director Professor in Dermatology at University College of Medical Sciences, and GTB hospital, New Delhi. She is member of national academy of medical sciences (MNAMS). She did her clinical and research fellowship from University of Sydney, Australia and was awarded commonwealth fellowship in the year 2012. She is the foremost authority on nail diseases in India and is founder president of Nail Society of India. She has more than 160 publications in indexed journals and more than 25 chapters in various dermatology textbooks. She is also the Chief Editor of the book titled "Comprehensive approach to Infections in Dermatology" and section editor for IADVL postgraduate textbook. She was awarded IADVL Systopic oration in 2013, Sardarilal Memorial Award in 2010 for academic excellence and Dermosource innovation award in 2015. She has been organising chairperson for ONYCHOCON in 2013 and 2015 and scientific chairperson for DAAS summit in 2014-17. She has been past president of IADVL, Delhi state branch (2009), member IADVL academy 2009-2011, chairman ethics committee 2012 and coordinator SIG genodermatoses(2013-16).

Dr. (Major)Shekhar Neema is an alumnus of Armed Forces Medical College. He excelled in MBBS with ten distinctions to his name and was awarded President Gold Medal for best academic record in year 2006. He was awarded gold medal from Maharashtra University of Health Sciences (MUHS) in MD Dermatology. He has done ISD fellowship at Ludwig Maxmilian University, Munich. He has more than 20 publications in indexed journals and has authored many chapters in various dermatology text books. He is the Chief Editor of book titled "Dermoscopy in Darker Skin" and has been involved as assistant editor in various books namely IADVL Atlas of Dermatology, Clinical Correlations in Dermatology and ACSI textbook of procedural dermatology. Immunodermatology, dermatotherapeutics, dermatosurgery and dermoscopy are his special interest areas. He is presently an Assistant Professor at Command Hospital, Kolkata.

Dr. Piyush Kumar finished his post-graduation in Dermatology from Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata in 2011. His interest in academics made him choose medical college as career and is currently working as Associate Professor. He has published more than 100 papers in indexed national and international journals and has contributed many chapters in various books. His areas of interest are clinical dermatology, dermatopathology, nail disorders and genital dermatoses.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Dermatology
MEDICAL / Infectious Diseases
MEDICAL / Family & General Practice