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2 Possible Causes for Thickened Ragged Cuticle

  • Trachonychia

    Trachonychia (meaning "rough nails") is a medical term encompassing a primary disorder of the nail unit that mainly develops as an idiopathic condition. A number of dermatologic, genetic, autoimmune and systemic diseases, however, have been linked with trachonychia. Two types are described: opaque (a more common[…][]

  • Palmoplantar Pustulosis

    Thickened, hyperkeratotic and ragged cuticles are usually seen in: Onichotillomania Trachyonychia Connective tissue disorders Vasculitis 11.3 Capillary Alterations[] Cuticle removal is a major factor in the development of chronic paronychia. Absence of the cuticle is a feature in the yellow nail syndrome.[]

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