The hands of children: about fingernail disorders in childhood!

April 22, 2009

The hands of children: what are the common fingernail problems during childhood?

The hands of children: what are the common fingernail problems during childhood?

The hands of children: about fingernail disorders in childhood!

While fingernail disorders are usually merely a ‘cosmetic problem’, the fingernails do present important signs related to your health!

The nail can be affected by a wide spectrum of congenital, familial or acquired disorders.

This article describes for you the ‘normal’ nail disorders + the ‘serious’ nail problems in infants & children – including a list of the most common diseases that cause fingernail problems.

Certain nail disorders in childhood are common and pretty harmless – the following nail problems are an example of belong to the ‘harmless’ category: (1) Beau’s lines, (2) fragile nails, (3) pits of the nail plate, (4) koilonychia, (5) v-ridging (chevron nails), (6) punctate leukonychia, and (7) periungual pigmentation.

However, other nail disorders are often related to various congenital, familial or acquired disorders. You can read more about how to recognize these nail conditions, in the following articles:

The hands of children: fingernail disorders in childhood
Examining fingernails in elderly patients

The fingernail & toenail enclyclopedia.

LEARN MORE ABOUT FINGERNAIL DISORDERS:
THE NAIL TUTOR
The fingernail encyclopedia
Yellow fingernails: the causes & home remedies
Lee Redmond had the world’s longest fingernails

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One Response to “The hands of children: about fingernail disorders in childhood!”


  1. […] must also be aware that ‘leukonychia’ in the hands of children (usually not caused by a medical […]

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