Review of onychocryptosis: epidemiology, pathogenesis, risk factors, diagnosis and treatment.

  title={Review of onychocryptosis: epidemiology, pathogenesis, risk factors, diagnosis and treatment.},
  author={Solomon Geizhals and Shari R. Lipner},
  journal={Dermatology online journal},
  volume={25 9}
Ingrown toenail, or onychocryptosis, is a highly prevalent nail condition that occurs when the nail edge grows into the periungual dermis. It most frequently affects the hallux and has a biphasic presentation, being most common in the second and fifth decades. It is often painful and may be debilitating in severe cases. Risk factors include trauma, weight changes, poor nail-cutting technique, and hyperhidrosis. Both conservative and surgical treatments have been described, and choice of therapy… 

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