Fast Five Quiz: Fingernail and Toenail Conditions

William James, MD


February 07, 2020

Concerns about fingernail and toenail conditions affect individuals of all ages. Although many are benign, some require medical intervention. Fungal nail infections (onychomycosis) are common, with a reported prevalence as high as 14% in North America, 23% across Europe, and 20% in East Asia. Psoriatic nail disease is often seen in patients with psoriasis. Ingrown toenails (onychocryptosis) is a frequently reported condition that can cause significant discomfort. Clubbing of the nails may be idiopathic or secondary to various underlying pathologies. Muehrcke lines may be associated with several systemic conditions, including Hodgkin disease, renal failure, and sickle cell anemia.

Do you know key aspects of various fingernail and toenail conditions, as well as the proper approach for diagnosis and management? Refresh and test your knowledge with this short quiz.


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