Revista médica de Chile
versión impresa ISSN 0034-9887
SILVA P, Paulina; VERA K, Cristián; KOLBACH R, Marianne y FERNANDEZ L, Francisca. Suspicion of systemic diseases through nails abnormalities. Rev. méd. Chile [online]. 2006, vol.134, n.2, pp. 231-238. ISSN 0034-9887. doi: 10.4067/S0034-98872006000200015.
Nails are protective, thin, horny growth at the end of fingers and toes. Abnormalities of the fingernails and toenails can provide both subtle and obvious clues to common medical problems or severe systemic diseases. Inheritance, minor injuries, common habits, the use of cosmetics and a variety of infections account for many changes in the appearance of nails. Awareness of normal nail variants, abnormalities and their disease associations will be beneficial to detect systemic diseases
Palabras clave : Fingers; Nails; Toes.