"Retronychia--clinical and pathophysiological aspects".

Ventura, F; Correia, O; Duarte, A F; Barros, A M; Haneke, Eckart (2016). "Retronychia--clinical and pathophysiological aspects". Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology, 30(1), pp. 16-19. Wiley 10.1111/jdv.13342

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Retronychia represents proximal ingrowth of the nail that occurs when the nail embeds backwards into the proximal nail fold. It is suspected when there is a persistent paronychia, particularly in the setting of trauma. Important clinical criteria for diagnosis are inflammation of the proximal nail fold, granulation tissue emerging from under the nail fold, thickening of the proximal portion of the nail plate and interruption of nail growth. The condition is rarely diagnosed and often misinterpreted, and is therefore unnecessarily treated with systemic antibiotics and antifungals. Avulsion of the nail confirms the diagnosis and it is the curative treatment. Conservative treatment with an adhesive technique is a valid option in early cases. We report 20 cases of retronychia diagnosed in our department between 2010 and 2013.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Review Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Dermatology, Urology, Rheumatology, Nephrology, Osteoporosis (DURN) > Clinic of Dermatology

UniBE Contributor:

Haneke, Eckart

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

0926-9959

Publisher:

Wiley

Language:

English

Submitter:

Sandra Nyffenegger

Date Deposited:

01 Mar 2017 09:43

Last Modified:

04 Oct 2017 16:45

Publisher DOI:

10.1111/jdv.13342

PubMed ID:

26435476

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.93928

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/93928

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