Nails are an important component of dermatology and of general practice, since they are a prominent part of a patienta ‘s image projected to the world. As such, dermatologists and those in family practice not fully up to date with the various options available will welcome this succinct resource to give guidance on all types of treatment. This refe

chapter 1|3 pages

Anatomy and physiology of the nail unit

chapter 2|5 pages

Abnormalities of the nail contour

chapter 3|8 pages


chapter |13 pages

4A. Onychomycosis

chapter |7 pages

4B. Future therapies for onychomycosis

chapter 5|4 pages

Lichen planus

chapter 6|2 pages

Pseudomonas infection

chapter 8|5 pages


chapter 9|2 pages

Acrodermatitis continua of Hallopeau

chapter 10|3 pages

Acute paronychia

chapter 11|3 pages

Chronic paronychia

chapter 12|2 pages

Yellow nail syndrome

chapter 13|2 pages


chapter 14|7 pages

Nail fragility syndrome

chapter 15|6 pages


chapter 16|4 pages


chapter 17|4 pages

Nail abnormalities in oncology practice

chapter 18|2 pages

Bowen’s disease

chapter 19|2 pages

Squamous cell carcinoma

chapter 20|3 pages


chapter 21|2 pages

Longitudinal erythronychia

chapter 22|3 pages


chapter 23|3 pages

Glomus tumor

chapter 24|4 pages

Myxoid pseudo cyst (mucous cyst, ganglion)

chapter 25|5 pages

Nail cosmetics and real nail prostheses

chapter 26|3 pages


chapter 27|11 pages

Nail surgery

chapter 28|5 pages

Complications in nail surgery

chapter 29|5 pages

Biopsy of the nail area

chapter 30|2 pages


chapter 31|8 pages

Removal of the proximal nail fold: Why?