2. Physical Signs

  1. Robert Baran MD2,3,
  2. David A. R. de Berker MD4,
  3. Mark Holzberg MD5 and
  4. Luc Thomas MD, PhD6
  1. Adam I. Rubin MD1 and
  2. Robert Baran MD2,3

Published Online: 23 MAY 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118286715.ch2

Baran & Dawber's Diseases of the Nails and their Management, Fourth Edition

Baran & Dawber's Diseases of the Nails and their Management, Fourth Edition

How to Cite

Rubin, A. I. and Baran, R. (2012) Physical Signs, in Baran & Dawber's Diseases of the Nails and their Management, Fourth Edition (eds R. Baran, D. A. R. de Berker, M. Holzberg and L. Thomas), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118286715.ch2

Editor Information

  1. 2

    University of Franche-Comté, Cannes, France

  2. 3

    Gustave Roussy Cancer Institute, Villejuif Nail Disease Center, Cannes, France

  3. 4

    Bristol Dermatology Centre, Bristol Royal Infirmary, Bristol, UK

  4. 5

    Department of Dermatology, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, USA

  5. 6

    Department of Dermatology, Lyon 1 University, Centre Hospitalier Lyon Sud, Pierre Bénite, France

Author Information

  1. 1

    School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA

  2. 2

    University of Franche-Comté, Cannes, France

  3. 3

    Gustave Roussy Cancer Institute, Villejuif Nail Disease Center, Cannes, France

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 23 MAY 2012
  2. Published Print: 6 JUL 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470657355

Online ISBN: 9781118286715

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Keywords:

  • Beau's lines;
  • erythronychia;
  • melanonychia;
  • onycholysis;
  • pachyonychia;
  • pitting, pterygium;
  • trachyonychia

Summary

This chapter comprehensively addresses physical signs of the nail unit. Physical signs are organized by the manner in which the nail unit is affected: by modification in the configuration of the nail unit, modification of the nail plate, modification of the nail plate and soft tissue attachments, modifications in perionychial tissues, modification in the consistency of the nail, and modification in color. Common, unusual and rare physical signs affecting the nail unit are presented.