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Diseases Hair &Nail

MEDOP 230- Dermatology: Diseases of Hair and Nails

Disease of:Disease NameDefinitionNote/Cause
hair Alopecia Loss of hair from the scalp due to disease, medication, or changes in hormone levels. •Chronic loss in men due to decreases in testosterone.•Chronic loss in women caused by decreases in estradiol.
hair Hirsutism Presence of excessive, dark hair on the forearms and upper lip of women; caused by hormone changes associated with a tumor of the adrenal cortex.
nail Clubbing and cyanosis Abnormal downward curve and bluish coloration of the fingernails accompanied by stunted growth of the fingers associated with lack of oxygen in cystic fibrosis
nail .Onychomycosis Fungal infection of the nail; nail root is infected and the nail is deformed as it grows
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