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127 Possible Causes for Onycholysis, Swelling of the Finger

  • Psoriatic Arthritis

    Painful, sausage-like swelling of the fingers and/or toes. Thickness and reddening of the skin with flaky, silver white patches called scales.[niams.nih.gov] Ridging or pitting of fingernails or toenails (onycholysis), which is associated with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis.[en.wikipedia.org] […] to psoriasiform lesions, there are a number of other characteristic, though not necessarily pathognomonic, clinical features of PsA: Nail involvement may be manifested as onycholysis[hopkinsarthritis.org]

  • Dermatitis

    Eyelid swelling is frequently seen when the allergen is unknowingly transferred from finger to lid. Affected areas are typically severely itchy.[skinsight.com] These include: Increased pain, swelling, redness, tenderness, or heat. Red streaks extending from the area. A discharge of pus.[healthy.kaiserpermanente.org] Painful cracks form on the hands or fingers. Atopic dermatitis on the hands interferes with daily school, work, or home activities. Signs of bacterial infection develop.[healthy.kaiserpermanente.org]

  • Cutaneous Candidiasis

    The major folds affected are under the breasts, between the buttocks, in the groin region, as well as the areas located between the fingers.[health.ccm.net] Subungual infections are characterized by distal separation of one or several fingernails ( onycholysis ), with white or yellow discoloration of the subungual area.[merckmanuals.com] Most often, candida results in onycholysis (lifting of the nail plate from the nail bed) but there are many other causes of onycholysis that may be clinically indistinguishable[dermnetnz.org]

  • Psoriasis

    This can result in a sausage-shaped swelling of the fingers and toes known as dactylitis.[en.wikipedia.org] Figure 5: Onycholysis along with salmon patches on thumbnails in a patient with psoriasis Click here to view Onycholysis (separation of nail plate from nail bed) Results from[dx.doi.org] Dactylitis – inflammation of an entire digit, either a finger or toe which swells up to a sausage shape and can be painful.[irishskin.ie]

  • Cronkhite-Canada Syndrome

    The gouty swelling was present on the right toe. There were hyperpigmented oval spots measuring 5mm to 15mm in diameter all over his palms and sole.[peertechz.com] Cronkhite-Canada syndrome is characterized by generalized gastrointestinal polyps associated with hyperpigmentation, hair loss, and onycholysis.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] On examination she had titubation, partial alopecia and severe onycholysis. BP 140/80 mm Hg, HR 70/min. Rectal examination showed a palpable mass.[endocrine-abstracts.org]

  • Hyperthyroidism

    […] over the tibiae with the skin assuming a peau d'orange (orange peel) appearance. 18 Thyroid acropachy, an uncommon sign, is the clubbing of fingers and toes with soft-tissue[aafp.org] Flushing of the face and hands Smooth, moist and warm skin Fine, soft and thinned scalp hair Distorted and overgrown nails (thyroid acropachy) that may lift off the nail bed ( onycholysis[dermnetnz.org] You should look for onycholysis which is separation of the nail from its bed. You should also check the reflexes which are quite brisk in hyperthyroidism.[web.archive.org]

  • Graves Disease

    , clubbing of fingers and toes due to periosteal new bone formation, cardiac hypertrophy Cause unknown #1 cause of hyperthyroidism in children Terminology Also called diffuse[web.archive.org] Pretibial myxedema – “orange peel”, thickened, erythematous, lumpy and painless skin, usually found along the shins Fine and brittled hair Alopecia Thinning of the skin Onycholysis[ihealthblogger.com] […] muscle weakness • Increased RR and HR • Low blood pressure • Heart failure Integumentary • Chronic periarthritis • Dilated capillaries • Heat intolerance • Brittle hair • Onycholysis[physio-pedia.com]

  • Onychomycosis

    Paronychia due to finger sucking of two fingers in a 1-year-old boy: swelling and mild erythema of the proximal nail folds, absent cuticles and an irregular nail plate surface[tandfonline.com] Transverse onycholysis (P .018) was significantly associated with negative pathology results consistent with the diagnosis of nail dystrophy.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] The infection was characterized clinically by yellow-brown discoloration of the nail plate, distal-lateral onycholysis and subungual hyperkeratosis of the first left toenail[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Reiter's Syndrome

    You may also experience joint pain, tightness, and swelling in your fingers, back, buttocks (sacroiliac joints), or heels (Achilles tendon area).[healthline.com] He presented with severe fatigue, pain, muscle wasting, synovitis of the elbows, wrists and knees, a scaly rash in the groin area, burning during urination, and severe onycholysis[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Nail lesions, including pitting and onycholysis, occur in more 80 percent of patients with psoriatic arthritis 27 ( Figure 8 ).[aafp.org]

  • Herpetic Whitlow

    Initial symptoms of herpetic whitlow may include: a tingling feeling in the affected area pain and swelling of a finger fever and discomfort (in some cases) These symptoms[health24.com] Find a 5-Star Infectious Disease Specialist A whitlow can cause pain, itching, redness or swelling on your fingers. Your fingers may also develop small blisters .[healthgrades.com] There is considerable pain, swelling of the fingers or thumb.[dentalhygienefitness.com]

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