Geriatric nail disorders: diagnosis and treatment.

  title={Geriatric nail disorders: diagnosis and treatment.},
  author={Philip Randolph Cohen and Richard K. Scher},
  journal={Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology},
  volume={26 4},
Age-associated nail changes and disorders are common in elderly patients. Characteristic changes in color, contour, growth, surface, thickness, and histology occur in the nail unit as persons become older. Several onychodystrophies are frequently observed in these elderly patients: brittle nails, those induced by faulty biomechanics and trauma, infections, onychauxis, onychoclavus, onychogryphosis, onychophosis, splinter hemorrhages and subungual hematomas, and subungual exostosis. Awareness of… CONTINUE READING

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