Discoloured nails

Kurt Gebauer, Keryln Carville

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The nails, in combination with skin, glands and hair, comprise the integumentary system. Abnormalities in the colour, shape and clinical appearance of nails can be indicative of pathophysiological disorders, habit-tics such as bitten nails, poor grooming, nutritional deficits and cosmetic practices. Discolouration and changes in nail appearance are common reasons for referral of individuals to dermatologists. This paper presents a melange of common nail disorders with a clinical focus on those that present with discolouration.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)50-54
Number of pages5
JournalWound Practice and Research
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2022


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