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38 Possible Causes for Arsenic Poisoning, Pitting Nails

  • Chronic Arsenic Poisoning

    Arsenic poisoning is one cause of idiopathic protal hypertension.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Abstract 1 We compared the prevalence of signs and symptoms of chronic arsenic poisoning in two rural populations. 2 The arsenic concentration in the drinking water of the[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] High levels of arsenic in the tap water and topsoil supported the occurrence of an epidemic of chronic arsenic poisoning.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Psoriasis

    Nail changes – loosened, thickened or pitted nails (pits are small dents/ice pick like depressions on the surface of the nails).[irishskin.ie] In the 18th and 19th centuries, Fowler's solution, which contains a poisonous and carcinogenic arsenic compound, was used by dermatologists as a treatment for psoriasis.[en.wikipedia.org] The most common clinical signs of nail psoriasis are nail plate pitting and onycholysis.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Nail Abnormality

    Common nail surface abnormalities are pitting nails, longitudinal ridging, and transverse ridging/Beau's line.[clinicaltrials.gov] poisoning but are also seen in any acute illness or chemotherapy. 5 These nail bed abnormalities are easily recognisable and should alert the clinician to look for associated[e-mfp.org] This can be a sign of arsenic poisoning. If you have this symptom, your doctor will take hair or tissue samples to check for arsenic in your body.[healthline.com]

  • Congenital Leukonychia

    - nail pitting : Small and shallow or large and deep, involving few or all 20 nails, pits of the mail plate may be caused by alterations in the proximal matrix.[handresearch.com] […] recurrent leukonychia, [5] [6] this notion has been challenged by some medical researchers. [7] Other possible reasons for this problem with nail colour can be linked to: Arsenic[en.wikipedia.org] poisoning.[medigoo.com]

  • Trachonychia

    NAIL PITTING Nail pits are superficial punctate depressions of the dorsal nail plate (Fig. 8).[vk.com] […] beus line transverse ridges Arsenic poisoning(parallel lines on fingernails) one/line seen in cirrhosis/hypoalbuminemia Hypertrophic osteoarthropathy non-small cell lung adenocarcinoma[quizlet.com] Horizontal lines, along with ridges are of signs seen in heavy metal poisonings, like lead and arsenic.[boards.straightdope.com]

  • Alopecia Areata

    Prevalence of nail involvement in AA was 64.1%. The specific nail signs reported most frequently were pitting (29.7%, p   0.008) and trachyonychia (18.0%).[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Alopecia Disorder Causes or Descriptions Nonscarring diffuse hair loss Anagen effluvium (caused by agents that impair or disrupt the anagen cycle) Chemotherapeutic agents Poisoning[merck.com] Alopecia areata, nails. Pitting in organized transverse rows giving the nail a "hammered brass" appearance.[webmd.com]

  • Leukonychia Totalis

    - Infection - Koilonychia - Leukonychia - Onycholysis - Paronychia - Nail Pitting - Red Nails - Nail Ridges - Split Toe Nail - Nail Pitting - Toe Nail Fungus - Diabetes &[handresearch.com] poisoning.[medigoo.com] nail units of her hands and feet.[nejm.org]

  • Dystrophic Nail

    A pilot study on the role of intralesional triamcinolone acetonide in the treatment of pitted nails in children. Singapore Med J 2000;41:66-8. 12.[ijtrichology.com] Brown or copper nail beds are associated with arsenic or copper poisoning, and local fungal infection. Redness is associated with heart conditions.[en.wikipedia.org] Can be anonychia or racket nails. There can be excessive pitting or ridging of nails. Onycomycosis. Onycolysis. Onychodystrophy.[dailyrounds.org]

  • Onychia

    - Infection - Koilonychia - Leukonychia - Onycholysis - Paronychia - Nail Pitting - Red Nails - Nail Ridges - Split Toe Nail - Nail Pitting - Toe Nail Fungus - Diabetes &[handresearch.com] Brown or copper nail beds are associated with arsenic or copper poisoning , and local fungal infection . Redness is associated with heart conditions.[en.wikipedia.org] […] yellow) ( Figure 1 ), onycholysis with or without subungual debris, nail-plate/nail-bed thickening, and ridging and/or pitting of the nail plate.[clinicaladvisor.com]

  • Subungual Fibroma

    Highly vascular Pyogenic granuloma Nail plate appears coarse, ridged surface with pitting.[proprofs.com] Found in Hodgkins disease Malaria Arsenic poisoning Myocardial infection Thalium poisoning Muehrcke's Lines (nail plate deformity due to systemic disease) These are paired[quizlet.com] L60.8 Onychoptosis L60.8 Pitting R60.9 - see also Edema ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R60.9 Edema, unspecified 2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code Applicable To Fluid retention[icd10data.com]

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