Treatment Outline for Common Nail Problems

  • Nathaniel J. Jellinek
  • Adam I. Rubin


In many nail diseases, establishing the diagnosis is rarely difficult or time consuming, and yet the treatment protocol is less automatic. In this chapter, we outline high yield nail topics and present treatment guidelines, with high-yield workup suggestions and treatment caveats included to provide the practitioner with an “at-a glance” resource.


Psoriasis Lichen planus Melanonychia Erythronychia Paronychia Onycholysis Brittle nails Ingrown nails 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nathaniel J. Jellinek
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Adam I. Rubin
    • 4
  1. 1.Dermatology Professionals, Inc.East GreenwichUSA
  2. 2.Department of DermatologyThe Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown UniversityProvidenceUSA
  3. 3.Department of DermatologyUniversity of Massachusetts Medical SchoolWorcesterUSA
  4. 4.Department of DermatologyHospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA

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