PROXIMAL NAIL FOLD:
REDNESS of the Proximal Nail Fold is usually the result of an infection/inflammation.
Paronychia is more common in women than in men, with a female-to-male ratio of 3:1 [source: Medscape], medical vocabulary: paronychia.
• Acute paronychia develops in few hours: nail fold becomes painful, red and swollen.
Sometimes pus (white, yellow or green) appears under the cuticle.
• Chronic paronychia is frequently seen in Diabetes Melitis patients.
Synonyms: nail fold erythema; nail fold paronychia
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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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