Nails Pathology

Pathological classification of nails refers to categorizing nail conditions or abnormalities based on their underlying causes or characteristics. Some common pathological classifications include onychomycosis (fungal infection), onycholysis (separation of the nail from the nail bed), paronychia (infection of the nail folds), Beau’s lines (horizontal depressions in the nail), koilonychia (spoon-shaped nails), and pitting (small depressions or dents in the nail surface).

Pathological Nails Facts

An correct diagnosis frequently requires a pathologic examination. This calls for a properly conducted biopsy by the dermatologist, careful handling of the material in the pathology lab, and a pathologist well-versed in the various nail diseases.