nail unit

nail unit

Any part of the nail–eg, plate, matrix, bed, proximal and lateral folds, hyponychium. See Nail disorder.
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1) Aluja J F, Quiasua M Nail unit ultrasound: a complete guide of nail diseases.
Onychomycosis, a mycotic infection of the nail unit, is caused by three groups of fungi, namely dermatophytes, yeasts, and nondermatophyte moulds.
The most common clinical signs of SCC of the nail unit are, in decreasing order, subungual hyperkeratosis, onycholysis, oozing, and nail plate destruction.
In 35 years at their center, 62 patients underwent MMS for digital melanoma, twothirds of which involved the nail unit.
Onychomycosis is defined as a fungal infection of the nail unit (Figure 1): the nail plate, nail bed, and periungual tissue.
Chronic mucocutaneous candidiasis is a presentation that is caused by Candida catcalls, which affects the entire nail unit.
Infection can involve the nail unit (nail matrix, nail bed, or nail plate).
Senile changes in the nail unit are most commonly due to impaired blood supply (diabetes and venous insufficiency), but also to chronic pressure and chronic microtraumas (improperly fitting shoes), feet deformations (hallux valgus, hammer finger), alterations in the elastic tissues, reduced tissue repairing.
The seal between the nail plate and the nail bed is broken, allowing fungus to get into the nail unit.
1996) Proliferative compartments in the normal nail unit.
It offers immediate anesthesia of the total nail unit.
They are also present less frequently in other nail unit region and extradigital sites.