Scleronychia L60.83

Author: Prof. Dr. med. Peter Altmeyer

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Last updated on: 29.10.2020

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Pachyonychia; Scleronychia

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Thickening, hardening and yellowing of the nail plate, possibly combined with onycholysis. At the same time the nail plate is increasingly curved transversely convex. One distinguishes:

  • acquired scleronychia (Scleronychia acquisita)
  • hereditary scleronychia.

Hereditary distal onycholysis with scleronychia" is assigned to the group of "Hereditary non-syndromal nail abnormalities" as NDNC5.

Differential diagnosis
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Last updated on: 29.10.2020