What's New in Nail Disorders

Dermatol Clin. 2019 Apr;37(2):143-147. doi: 10.1016/j.det.2018.12.004. Epub 2019 Feb 14.


Various advancements in the diagnosis and management of nail diseases have transpired in recent years. To provide the best care for patients with nail complaints, it is essential that physicians be updated on new diagnostic and treatment modalities. The purpose of this article is to discuss new and oncoming diagnostic and management options for nail disorders, including nail psoriasis, retronychia, brittle nails, onychotillomania, trauma, trachyonychia, and pyogenic granulomas.

Keywords: Brittle nails; Nail psoriasis; Onychotillomania; Retronychia; Trachyonychia.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Dermatitis, Allergic Contact / diagnosis
  • Dermatitis, Allergic Contact / therapy
  • Granuloma, Pyogenic / diagnosis
  • Granuloma, Pyogenic / therapy
  • Humans
  • Nail Diseases / diagnosis*
  • Nail Diseases / therapy*
  • Nails / injuries
  • Psoriasis / diagnosis
  • Psoriasis / therapy