debonding of the nail; Nail Detachment; nail removal; Onycholysis
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- External causes (simple onycholysis)
- Toxic degenerative due to constant water contact (see below Onycholysis, partial).
- Traumatic (constant leverage effects), this concerns especially the onycholysis of the toenails - here tight footwear. Also due to faulty nail modelling (artificial nails too long, constant leverage effects on the natural nail).
- UV -rays Photoonycholysis - (without influence of sensitizing drugs)
- Primary skin diseases (with nail involvement)
- Psoriatic diseases of the hands or feet
- Psoriatic arthritis (also without psoriatic skin symptoms)
- Erythema multiforme
- Alopecia areata (especially to be observed in alopecia areata totalis)
- Dysplasia, ectodermal
- Atopic dermatitis especially with acral involvement
- Pachyonychia congenita
- Parakeratosis Hjorth-Sabouraud
- POPP syndrome
Hereditary distal onycholysis with scleronychia
- Metabolic/systemic diseases
- Hyperthyroidism/hypothyroidism possibly in combination with autoimmune thyroiditis (see thyroid disorders skin changes below); onycholysis may be an early indicator (Malan M et al. 2019)
- Yellow-nail syndrome
- chronic graft-versus-host disease
- M. Crohn's disease (painful onycholysis described)
- chronic terminal renal insufficiency especially in long-term dialysis (see below renal diseases, skin changes), protoporphyria erythropoetica (photoonycholysis)
- Benign and malignant subungual growths with secondary onycholysis
- subungual exostoses
- subungual malignant melanoma
- subungual squamous cell carcinoma
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- Cabanillas M et al (2011) Ischemic onycholysis of the hands. Cutis 87:287-288
- Cantatore-Francis JL et al (2010) Hepatoerythropoietic porphyria misdiagnosed as child abuse: cutaneous, arthritic, and hematologic manifestations in siblings with a novel UROD mutation. Arch Dermatol 146:529-533
- Edwards F et al (2009) Nail psoriasis: clinical presentation and best practice recommendations. Drugs 69:2351-1361
- Kolde G (2014) Onychomades after hand-foot-mouth disease. Nude Dermatol 40: 137-138
- Lau CP et al (2011) Docetaxel-induced nail toxicity: a case of severe onycholysis and topic review. Chin Med J 124:2559-2560
- Love TJ et al (2012) Psoriatic arthritis and onycholysis -- results from the cross-sectional Reykjavik psoriatic arthritis study. J Rheumatol 39:1441-1444
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