The Nail in Health and Disease by N. ZaiasThe Nail in Health and Disease by N. Zaias

The Nail in Health and Disease

byN. Zaias

Paperback | May 21, 2012

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The primary intent of this book is to familiarize the medical practitioner with the "nail unit" in a way which will render, correctly and more easily, the diagnosis of nail diseases. At the same time, it serves to encourage the treatment and corrective measures of the ab­ normalities, if possible, based on anatomical and physiological knowledge. The chapters on anatomy, regeneration, and nail formation are basic to the author's in­ tent. The content ofthe references quoted represents information which is proven and not controversial material. In addition, my own material not previously published is included. I would like to introduce the anatomical concept that the nail unit consists of four dif­ ferent epithelial structures, each with its own characteristics, yet all interrelated. These four constituents are the Proximal Nail Fold (PNF), the Matrix (M), the Nail Bed (NB) and the Hyponychium (HYP). A disease may occur in any number of or all nail unit structures. A clear understanding of the anatomy, histology, and tissue kinetics of each constituent will be necessary and is the key factor in interpreting the abnormal findings of each of these constituents as disease occurs. It follows, therefore, that treatment and Cor­ rective measures should include the knowledge of not only the nail but also of its relation­ ship to the bony phalanx and the digit.
Title:The Nail in Health and DiseaseFormat:PaperbackPublished:May 21, 2012Publisher:Springer NetherlandsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9401178488

ISBN - 13:9789401178488

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Table of Contents

1. Anatomy and Physiology.- 2. Embryology, or Developmental Stages.- 3. Regeneration.- 4. Kinetics.- 5. Hereditary and Congenital States Associated with Nail Changes.- 6. Surgical Procedures.- 7. Ingrown Nails.- 8. Onychomycosis.- 9. Darier-White Disease.- 10. Lichen Planus.- 11. Psoriasiform Nail Unit States.- 12. Hair and Nails.- 13. Paronychia.- 14. Psoriasis of the Nail.- 15. Onycholysis.- 16. Bacterial Diseases Affecting the Nail Unit.- 17. Nail Unit Dystrophy Not Related to Any Systemic Disorders.- 18. Hemorrhages.- 19. Pigmentation.- 20. Leukonychia.- 21. Scabies Keratotic (Norwegian).- 22. Nail Signs as Manifestations of Systemic Diseases.- 23. Clubbing of the Fingers.- 24. The Yellow Nail Syndrome.- 25. Benign Tumors.- 26. Malignant Tumors.