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What is Onychodystrophy?

Description of the disease

Onychodystrophy is a pathological condition of the nails, characterized by a disturbance in their growth and shape. This condition is often accompanied by changes in the structure of the nail plate.


  • Congenital onychodystrophy
  • Acquired onychodystrophy


Symptoms of onychodystrophy may include changes in the shape of the nails, thickening or loss of nails, changes in nail color, increased fragility, etc.


The causes of onychodystrophy can be diverse, including nutritional disorders, trauma, infections, hormonal imbalances, etc.


The diagnosis of onychodystrophy includes a visual examination of the nail plates, as well as laboratory tests to identify possible abnormalities.


Treatment for onychodystrophy depends on the cause of the disease and may include taking medications, using topical agents, physiotherapy, and dietary correction.


For the prevention of onychodystrophy, it is important to take care of nail health, avoid trauma and contact with aggressive chemical substances, and properly care for the nails.


Consultation and treatment of onychodystrophy are provided by a dermatologist, neurologist, or other specialist.

Note: This material is provided for informational purposes only and is not medical advice.