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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Other procedures that will need more postoperative analgesia include flaps and nail unit grafts, she said.
(1) Aluja J F, Quiasua M Nail unit ultrasound: a complete guide of nail diseases.
NAPSI is a numeric, reproducible, objective, and simple tool for evaluation of the severity of nail bed and nail matrix psoriasis based on the area of involvement in the nail unit [5-7].
(5.) Ruben BS, Pigmented lesions of the nail unit: clinical and histopathologic features.
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.[sup][2] The tumors are usually growing slowly, simulating other benign conditions, such as chronic paronychia, onychomycosis, pyogenic granuloma, or verruca vulgaris.
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. Normally, Candida cannot invade the nail plate in immunocompetent patients.
Infection can involve the nail unit (nail matrix, nail bed, or nail plate).
High-risk human papillomavirus infection in Bowen's disease of the nail unit: report of three cases and review of the literature.
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. "So you've got a thickened nail that is due to trauma, and, secondarily, aggravated by fungus," he said.