nail fold


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Related to nail fold: Paronychia, proximal nail fold

nail fold

n.
A fold of hard skin overlapping the base and sides of a fingernail or toenail.
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Tenders are invited for Purchase of nail fold capillarioscope
Do not use a punch biopsy on the nail fold to diagnose melanoma--you will get a false negative," Dr.
The patient was emaciation, and physical examination revealed heliotrope sign, poikiloderma involving the face, “V” sign of the chest, and the upper arm, nail fold telangiectasia, and large well-defined ulcers on the abdomen, back, and upper arms, there was no Gottron sign [Figure 1].
Patients with dermatomyositis and serum anti-MDA5 can develop mucocutaneous phenotypes including Gottron's papules, oral mucosal pain, palmar papules with tenderness, and nail fold ulcerations.
3,4 Excess nail fold granulation tissue and ingrown toenail have also been reported with retinoids, docetaxel, cyclosporine and oral antifungal treatment.
Upper limb circumferences were measured with a tape measure starting from the proximal nail fold of the middle finger up to the armpit at 5 cm intervals when the patient was in the supine position (28).
The discharge is the lubricant round the joint, which intermittently escapes from the proximal nail fold.
Both male and female patients of 18-50 years of age, having ingrown toenail with painful, erythematous swelling of the nail fold of big toe were enrolled by consecutive sampling.
After 3 months of treatment with terbinafine the onychomycosis showed one-third clearing at the proximal nail fold.
Acute paronychia is usually the result of a bacterial infection entering the nail fold through a cut or break in the skin.
Although the distal portion of the matrix is typically visible (as the lunula) in the thumb and forefinger, it is concealed under the proximal nail fold in the rest of the fingers and the toes.