ContentsSynopsisCodesLook ForDiagnostic PearlsDifferential Diagnosis & PitfallsBest TestsManagement PearlsTherapyReferencesView all Images (8)
Hairdresser's nails - Nail and Distal Digit
Print
Other Resources UpToDate PubMed

Hairdresser's nails - Nail and Distal Digit

Print Images (8)
Contributors: Bertrand Richert MD, Robert Baran MD
Other Resources UpToDate PubMed

Synopsis

Hairdressers are reported to have certain disorders of the nail apparatus as a result of occupational exposure. Three main disorders are seen in hairdressers: nail pigmentation occurs from the use of certain dyes and will result in pigmentation in any nail that has come in contact with the dye; contact dermatitis from shampoos or other products can present as koilonychia or as red, scaly plaques in a periungual distribution; or trichogranulomas, which result from the implantation of hair beneath the nail plate. Trichogranulomas present as subungual thickening, onycholysis, and visible hairs. Hairdressers can also develop chronic paronychia as a result of the trichogranuloma or from frequent immersion of nails in water.

Codes

ICD10CM:
L60.8 – Other nail disorders

Look For

Subscription Required

Diagnostic Pearls

Subscription Required

Differential Diagnosis & Pitfalls

Best Tests

Subscription Required

Management Pearls

Subscription Required

Therapy

Subscription Required

References

Subscription Required

Last Updated: 01/19/2015
Copyright © 2019 VisualDx®. All rights reserved.
Hairdresser's nails - Nail and Distal Digit
Print 8 Images
View all Images (8)
(with subscription)
Hairdresser's nails : Nail fold erythema and edema, Onycholysis - lifting nail, Transverse lines
Clinical image of Hairdresser's nails
Copyright © 2019 VisualDx®. All rights reserved.