The nail unit is a specialized organ that covers and protects the dorsal aspect of distal fingers and toes. As with other parts of the skin, nails can suffer from infectious, inflammatory and neoplastic (benign and malignant tumors) conditions.
Nail abnormalities can develop as the result of trauma, as side effect of certain medications, fungal infections, autoimmune conditions (psoriasis, alopecia areata) amongst others.
At Houston Dermatology and Plastic surgery we are committed to evaluate your finger and toe nails carefully and offer you the best treatment options. We perform nail dermoscopy (visualization with a magnified polarized light), nail scrapings and biopsies to accurately diagnose and treat your condition.
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