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Nail psoriasis

Nail psoriasis: Introduction

Nail psoriasis: Persons with active psoriasis have psoriatic changes in fingernails and/or toenails. In some instances psoriasis may occur only in the nails and nowhere else on the body. Psoriatic changes in nails range from mild to severe, generally reflecting the extent of psoriatic involvement of the nail plate, nail matrix (tissue from which the nail grows), nail bed (tissue under the nail), and skin at the base of the nail. Damage to the nail bed by the pustular psoriasis can result in loss of the nail. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Nail psoriasis is available below.

Symptoms of Nail psoriasis

  • Translucent yellow-red discoloration in the nail bed, resembles drop of oil under nail plate
  • Pitting
  • Transverse lines in nail
  • Areas of white nail plate
  • Excessive proliferation of the nail bed
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Treatments for Nail psoriasis

  • There is no cure for nail psoriasis but it may improve by itself and may even return to a normal appearance
  • Treatment depends on the site and severity of the nail disease in individual patients
  • Calcipotriol solution
  • Topical high-potency corticosteroid solution or ointment
  • Intralesional triamcinolone acetonide
  • more treatments...»

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Causes of Nail psoriasis

  • Itappears tohave a combination of genetic (family), environmental, and immune causes
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  1. Nail psoriasis: Introduction
  2. Symptoms
  3. Causes
  4. Treatments
  5. Misdiagnosis
  6. Home Testing
  7. Types

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