Nail Disorders

A Practical Guide to Diagnosis and Management

  • Bianca Maria¬†Piraccini

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
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  10. Back Matter
    Pages 155-160

About this book


This book is designed to meet the need for a concise, easy-to-read text on how to approach and manage patients with nail diseases. The book opens with a description of nail anatomy and physiology, followed by a review of nail symptoms, divided according to the part of the nail apparatus involved. Non-invasive and invasive tools for the diagnosis of nail disorders are then described and insights provided into their appropriate use. Subsequent chapters review the various nail diseases, covering inflammatory, infective, environmentally and auto- induced, drug-induced and neoplastic conditions as well as disorders due to systemic diseases. An additional chapter addresses nail conditions commonly seen in toenails. Informative high-quality illustrations are included for each disorder and boxes helpfully summarize the most important features, clues to diagnosis, necessary examinations, and treatments. Nail Disorders: A Practical Guide to Diagnosis and Management will be an invaluable, ready source of information for students in dermatology, clinical practitioners and podiatrists.


Nail Diseases Onychodystrophies Onychomycosis Paronychia Psoriasis

Authors and affiliations

  • Bianca Maria¬†Piraccini
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  1. 1.Department of Specialised Experimental and Diagnostic MedicineUniversity of BolognaBolognaItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Italia 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Milano
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-88-470-5303-8
  • Online ISBN 978-88-470-5304-5
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