Nail Case Studies


The nail separates from the underlying nail bed and the normal white tip of the nail appears to be tracking more

Habit Tic Deformity

An acquired habit-induced condition of the nails secondary to the repetitive habit of picking or pushing the cuticle of…read more

Myxoid Cyst

is a firm, smooth, often bluish, fluid-filled bump on the skin.  These cysts frequently appear on the fingers near the nail and …read more

Longitudinal Melanonychia

lengthwise brown or black band in the nail secondary to pigment (melanin).  Just like the skin, the nail also contains…read more

Longitudinal Erythronychia

lengthwise red band in the nail.  There are several potential causes including benign tumors (glomus, myxoid cyst, onychopapilloma)…read more



Onychomycosis, is a very common fungal infection of the nail that can have certain negative consequences….read more


Nail Psoriasis

Psoriasis is an inflammatory condition that can affect the skin, nails and joints. Nail psoriasis can cause separation…read more


Lichen Planus

Lichen planus is an inflammatory disorder that can involve the skin, mucous membranes, nails, and/or scalp. It can be very challenging to treat and in aggressive cases can lead to irreversible scarring of the nail…read more

Onycholysis and Candidiasis

When the nail separates there is a compromise to the nail unit barrier and organisms can enter.  The most common organism more