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72 Possible Causes for Dry Skin, Pitting Nails, Secondary Syphilis

  • Psoriasis

    They are a valuable first-line treatment, as dry skin is common and adds to the irritability of the diseased skin.[doi.org] Nail changes – loosened, thickened or pitted nails (pits are small dents/ice pick like depressions on the surface of the nails).[irishskin.ie] Abstract Palmar syphiloderm is one of the most common presentations of secondary syphilis and its recognition is of utmost importance in order to promptly identify such a[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Pityriasis Circinata

    Alice Related Q&As Ringworm Dry skin and Eczema help Cure for psoriasis? Allergic to exercise?[web.archive.org] Pitting of nails and onychodystrophy after PR has also been reported. 20 Other associated skin diseases are atopy, seborrhoeic dermatitis and acne vulgaris.[jemds.com] Because PR can be confused with secondary syphilis, a rapid plasma reagin (RPR) or VDRL test should be performed to rule it out.Skin biopsy: If the eruption is atypical, the[dailyrounds.org]

  • Tinea Versicolor

    Meet the Dermatology Team Dry Skin Virtually everyone at some point experiences dry skin, but there’s a difference between intermittent dryness and extreme dry skin that requires[dermrochester.com] ; the invasion may be restricted to white patches or pits on the nail surface, or the lateral or distal edges of the nail may be involved first, followed by establishment[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com] Secondary syphilis . Mycosis fungoides . Investigations Investigations are not usually necessary, as the diagnosis is often made clinically.[patient.info]

  • Tinea Corporis

    Preventative measures of tinea infections include practicing good personal hygiene; keeping the skin dry and cool at all times; and avoiding sharing towels, clothing, or hair[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] ; the invasion may be restricted to white patches or pits on the nail surface, or the lateral or distal edges of the nail may be involved first, followed by establishment[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com] syphilis Pellagra Mycosis fungoides (if an adult patient has persistent "eczema" that is not adequately responding to therapy, this entity should be ruled out with skin biopsies[visualdx.com]

  • Keratosis Pilaris

    A general inspection of the skin was made for the presence of KP; the lower legs were also examined for dry scaly skin and ichthyosiform skin changes.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Many people who have plaque psoriasis also have nail psoriasis . With this condition, nails become pitted and crumble easily. Eventually, some nails may be lost.[healthline.com] syphilis, certain pilar dysplasias (monilethrix, pili torti, Marie Unna hereditary hypotrichosis) and acrokeratosis verruciformis of Hopf.[therapeutique-dermatologique.org]

  • Alopecia

    Side effects and concerns: Minoxidil is safe, but it can have unpleasant side effects even apart from the alcohol-related skin irritation.[health.harvard.edu] There is no scalp inflammation. 40% of patients will also have pitting of nails.[pedclerk.bsd.uchicago.edu] syphilis, further confirmed by serology.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Condyloma Latum

    Warts on moist, non-hairy skin are usually soft and non-keratinised, whereas those on dry hairy skin are more likely to be firm and keratinised.[patient.info] No skin lesions, no nail pitting. Not a “sausage digit”. Sickle cell? Unlikely in Swaziland. Underlying bone problem? Growth too rapid for an enchondroma.[ianbcross.wordpress.com] Condyloma latum is a common manifestation of secondary syphilis; however, condyloma latum of the toe webs is unusual.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Pruritic Rash

    If there are no visual changes in your skin (like a rash) then dry skin may be the cause.[study.com] nails) Seborrheic dermatitis (greasy scale on eyebrows, nasolabial folds, or scalp) Drug eruption (morbilliform) Erythema multiforme (target lesions) Viral exanthem (more[aafp.org] Secondary syphilis is always a consideration, especially when the palms and soles are involved, which is not the case here.[thedoctorschannel.com]

  • Alopecia Areata

    Meet the Dermatology Team Dry Skin Virtually everyone at some point experiences dry skin, but there’s a difference between intermittent dryness and extreme dry skin that requires[dermrochester.com] 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] Patchy hair loss is seen in secondary syphilis, but it is usually easily differentiated by history, other physical findings, and a more irregular “moth-eaten” appearance.[apps.who.int]

  • Trachonychia

    It is common in people who have psoriasis, or a skin condition that causes the skin to be dry, red, and . 16 08 - For example, ice pick-like depressions in the nails ( nail[vk.com] Sr No Dermatosis No. of cases Percentage (%) 1 psoriasis 100 20 2 eczema 50 10 3 tinea unguim 125 25 4 lichen planus 25 5 5 paronychia 40 8 6 alopecia 5 1 7 secondary syphilis[odermatol.com] […] flaky heels, due to a loss of protective oils coating the skin.[getridofnailfungus101.com]

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