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Dystrophy of the nail

  1. Reasons
  2. Symptoms
  3. Treatment

Dystrophy of the nail

this is a disease that changes the shape of the nail plate and its structure, and it is associated with violation of cellular nutrition of the nail. According to statistics, the disease suffers from 3 to 5% of the population.


The reasons for the emergence and development of this type of disease quite a lot. It can be

  • congenital pathology. These cases are manifested by the absence, thinning or excessive thickening of the nail
  • acquired abnormalities. They can develop because of infection, to become a manifestation of disease of the gastrointestinal tract, endocrine system. Anemia in the body, the transferred skin diseases, as well as, constant stress and neuropsychiatric disorders also cause dystrophy of the nail. Often this disease is caused by psoriasis, eczema, scarlet fever, erythroderma
  • injuries (mechanical, physical and chemical), including unskilled manicured.


In cases where we are talking about the purchase of variances this refers to the color change of the nail plate (the whitewashing), the appearance on the surface of the nail grooves (they can be both longitudinal and transverse) and recesses.

The most common unpleasant symptoms of the disease is the stratification of the nail.

There is another manifestation of dystrophy of the nail, which is called furrow Bo manifested as transverse furrow on one side with a little sublime comb.


Congenital and some acquired pathologies not amenable to treatment.

If dystrophy of the nail is the result of one of the diseases of the body, then the degeneration disappears only after a comprehensive treatment of the underlying disease and full recovery man. At the same time, your doctor may prescribe vitamin and mineral complex for the maintenance of the body and accelerate the healing process, but remember the effect is possible only after full recovery.

In cases of trauma, pathology, usually gradually resolves on its own.