Self-Induced Dystrophic Nail


Self-Induced Dystrophic Nail, Nail Dystrophy due to Trauma

  • Causes
  1. Manicure or Pedicure
  2. Nail Biting
  3. Nail rubbing or other manipulation
  • Pathophysiology
  1. Nail Trauma injures cuticle and nail plate
  2. Cuticle may indent nail plate resulting in deformity (e.g. median Nail Dystrophy with midline nail indentation)
  3. Inflammation may occur at the proximal nail fold
  • Management
  1. Avoid further nail manipulation or Trauma