PROXIMAL NAIL FOLD:
Small brownish/redish (painless) spots may darken, become crusted and finally fall off - leaving a tiny pit-like depression.
These spots are known as Bywaters lesions, which are associated with: rheumatoid arthritis, rheumatoid vasculitis
[Source: 'Pearls and Myths in Rheumatology']
Medical vocabulary: Bywaters lesions
Synonyms: Bywater's lesions, digital pulp papules, purpuric papules
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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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