Onycholysis

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Spontaneous separation of nail plate at its distal end – keratin accumulates under nails.
Occurs at various speeds, but usually slowly. Usually asymptomatic.

Most due to trauma and Candida albicans or Pseudomonas infection.
Could also be due to – excessively long nails (chronic lifting of nail off bed can occur during normal activity); psoriasis (often have pitting as well); dermatitis/eczema; arterial insufficiency; hypothyroidism; congenital nail syndromes; chemicals and nail care products.

Treatment:
Removal of all detached pieces of nail.

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