nailbed


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nailbed

The portion of a finger or toe covered by the nail. Synonym: nail matrix
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Caption: This little dog suffered a complete nail avulsion-the nail was ripped from the nailbed, causing bleeding and severe pain.
The nailbeds, nailfolds and the edges of the nails were normal.
This process takes several months, as the infection is in the nailbed. Topical treatments of the nails generally are not effective.
Among the signs of nailbed and digit melanoma: a dark, raised bump on or between toes; swelling or ulceration under the nail; sensitivity, pain and limping.
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In fact, they are usually a result of damage to the nailbed. Fingernails grow at an average rate of half an inch per month, so most visible injuries to the nail take about eight weeks to grow out completely.
However, an amelanotic mass secondary to a nailbed melanoma has been reported in one dog (ESSON et al., 2007).
The subject had marked soft-tissue enlargement of the hands and feet and gross clubbing with increased curvature of the nail angle (Lovibond's angle), bogginess of the nailbed and typical 'drumsticking' (Fig.
A forty-year-old woman, hairdresser, presented a month history of progressive necrosis of the left fourth finger nailbed, accompanied by intense pain, without pathological antecedents and no trauma.
A 54-year-old hospital maintenance worker presents to you with a 2-year history of "toenail problems." On exam, all toenails on both feet appear discolored and thickened with proximal involvement to the nailbed. You make a presumptive diagnosis of onychomycosis and review the case with your colleagues.
As more nail is formed at the root, the nail plate is pushed up from the root along the nailbed, and out to the fingertip.
Other skin conditions include onycholysis (separation of the distal nail from the nailbed), erythema nodosum (a tender nodule, usually on an extremity), and granuloma annulare-like lesions.