Clinical pathologic correlations for diagnosis and treatment of nail disorders.

@article{Kovich2007ClinicalPC,
  title={Clinical pathologic correlations for diagnosis and treatment of nail disorders.},
  author={Olympia I Kovich and Anthony C. Soldano},
  journal={Dermatologic therapy},
  year={2007},
  volume={20 1},
  pages={
          11-6
        }
}
Clinicopathologic correlation is crucial to the correct diagnosis of disorders of the nail unit. This chapter will explore four common clinical scenarios and how pathology can help differentiate between their various etiologies. These include: dark spot on the nail plate (melanin versus heme), subungual hyperkeratosis (onychomycosis versus psoriasis), longitudinal melanonychia (benign versus malignant), and verrucous papule (verruca versus squamous cell carcinoma). Consideration must be given… CONTINUE READING

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