Pitted Nails: Fingernail & Toenail Disorders

Pitting Fingernails & Toenails

Pitting Fingernails & Toenails

What is a Nail Pitting?

How to recognize Nail Pitting?

Nails pitting may occur as a result of imperfect nail plate formation in the matrix area. Pitting is the presence of small depressions on the nail surface. Pitting nails are often accompanied with crumbling of the nail. The nail can becomes loose and sometimes fall off.

Nail Pitting may be associated with psoriasis, arthritis, lichen planus, alopecia areata, eczema or may occur even without diseases of the nails. Nail Pitting can run in the family or be caused by trauma. Sometimes treating the underlying condition helps to eliminate the pitting, but not always.

Pitting Nails & Psoriasis.

Pitting of the nails is associated with Psoriasis. Psoriasis affecting the nails produces a variety of changes in the appearance of finger and toe nails. These changes include discolouring under the nail plate, pitting of the nails, lines going across the nails, thickening of the skin under the nail, and the loosening (onycholysis) and crumbling of the nail.

Nail Pitting according the Nail Tutor.


described in the Nail Tutor!


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