By Antonella Tosti, Robert Baran, Ivan Bristow, Rodney P. R. Dawber, Ekart Haneke

Like its predecessors, Text Atlas of Nail issues, 3rd edition is destined to develop into a useful diagnostic instrument. The authors comprehensively disguise pathologies affecting the toe and finger nails. They profile each one pathology, from universal to infrequent issues, and aid them with huge colour images. This most up-to-date version comprises new fabric on podiatry and research recommendations together with histopathology, ultrasonography and MRI, and dermatoscopy making this a useful prognosis reduction for dermatologists and podiatrists.

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66 Onychatrophy after Stevens-Johnson syndrome. 67 Onychatrophy in epidermolysis bullosa. 68 Onychatrophy in a child with epidermolysis bullosa dystrophica. 69 Onychatrophy—epidermolysis bullosa dystrophies. 70 Onychatrophy—pustular psoriasis. 72 Onychatrophy—lichen planus with total nail loss. 71 Onychatrophy—lichen planus.

45 Rolled micronychia. 46 Micronychia in congenital ectodermal dysplasia. 47 Micronychia—‘small nail field’ defect in hidrotic ectodermal dysplasia. 48 Micronychia in a child affected by AEC syndrome (ankyloblepharon, ectodermal dysplasia and cleft palate). 49 Macronychia of the middle finger. 50 Macronychia with macrodactyly in Proteus syndrome. 49). 50). 6 lists the known associations of micronychia and macronychia. 52 Bifid thumb. 51 Bifid toe. Duplication of the thumb is a sign of congenital polydactyly, one of the most common anomalies of the hand.

Duplication of the thumb is a sign of congenital polydactyly, one of the most common anomalies of the hand. 51). Seven types of thumb polydactyly can be distinguished according to the level of bone bifurcation. 53). Symphalangism is commonly observed. Thumb polydactyly may be sporadic, usually transmitted as an autosomal dominant trait with variable expressivity. A similar clinical picture can be seen in the great toe with bifurcation of the terminal phalanx and duplication of the nail. Early treatment is important to maximize functional restoration and aesthetic results.

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