When the HYPONYCHIUM is ragged and dirty despite the best efforts at personal hand hygiene,
RAGGED HYPONYCHIUM (erosion) can be caused of thyrotoxicosis or hyperthyroidism.
The condition is also associated with Plummer's nail (onycholysis) and Graves' disease.
Synonyms: plummer's nail, Graves's disease
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THE NAIL UNIT
The eight basic components of the nail unit include: 1 - proximal nail fold;
2 - cuticle; 3 - lunula; 4 - nail plate;
5 - lateral nail folds; 6 - nail bed;
7 - hyponychium; 8 - free edge.
* NOTICE: The HandResearch Nail Tutor Tool
is still in development
- currently this tool discriminates 57 fingernail disorders in the nails.
The NAIL TUTOR tool is an aspect of Medical Hand Analysis
& Multi-Perspective Hand Reading
. The purpose of this tool is to help you identify the nature of your fingernail disorder. The section fingernail disorders
presents a more comprehensive overview of the most common fingernail abnormalities.
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