Nail abnormalities are common and appearances can be difficult to diagnose with certainty. They may be a sign of an underlying internal disease or disorder so it is vital that correct diagnosis and treatment are achieved.
This book is a comprehensive guide to the anatomy, infections, inflammatory disorders and tumours of the nail. Beginning with detailed discussion on nail evolution, anatomy, embryology, biochemistry, blood supply and functions, the following chapters examine numerous nail disorders in children and adults.
The final chapters describe nail surgery and nail cosmetics, discussing the advantages and disadvantages of various products.
The thorough text is further enhanced by numerous full colour illustrations, clinical pictures and dermatoscopic images, to assist learning.
Comprehensive guide to disorders of the nail
Describes in detail the anatomy, embryology and functions of nail
Discusses infections, inflammatory disorders and tumours in all age groups
Separate chapters on nail surgery and nail cosmetics
Includes more than 275 full colour illustrations, clinical pictures and dermatoscopic images
S Sacchidanand MD DVD DHA FRCP (Glasgow) Professor and Head Savitha AS MD DNB Both at Department of Dermatology, STD and Leprosy, Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute, Bangalore, India
Chapter 1. Evolution of nail Chapter 2. Basic Science: Anatomy, embryology, biochemistry, blood supply, functions Chapter 3. Approach to nail disorders Chapter 4. Dermatoscopy Chapter 5a. Nail disorders in children Chapter 5b. Congenital and hereditary diseases Chapter 6. Nail changes and disorders in elderly Chapter 7. Nail changes in lichen planus Chapter 8. Nail psoriasis Chapter 9. Trachyonychia Chapter 10. Nail in other dermatological diseases Chapter 11. Dermatophytic Onychomycosis Chapter 12. Non Dermatophytic Onychomycosis Chapter 13. Paronychia Chapter 14. Nail tumours Chapter 15. Ingrown toe nail Chapter 16. Pigment anomalies of nail Chapter 17. Psychosomatic disorders Chapter 18. Drug induced nail changes Chapter 19. Nails in systemic diseases Chapter 20a. Anaesthesia & instruments for nail surgery Chapter 20b. Nail surgery Chapter 21. Nail cosmetics