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20.4 E Providing Nail Care Pages 716-717 LEQ: What do the health of a patients nails tell you?

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1 20.4 E Providing Nail Care Pages LEQ: What do the health of a patients nails tell you?

2 Normal Nails

3 Causes for Concern A new or widening dark streak in the nail Blue nails Clubbed nails Distorted nails Horizontal ridges Pale nails White lines White color under the nails

4 “Clubbing” Lung cancer, pulmonic abscess, interstitial pulmonary fibrosis, sarcoidosis, beryllium poisoning, pulmonary arteriovenous fistula, subacute bacterial endocarditis, infected arterial grafts, aortic aneurysm

5 Vitamin Deficiency/Thyroid?

6 Mottled/Cyanotic

7 Onychomycosis/ Nail Fungus Onychomycosis means fungal infectionof the nail It is the most common disease of the nails and constitutes about a half of all nail abnormalities.

8 Melanoma (black line)

9 Clinical Get in small groups and inspect the nails of your partners. Then Paint the nails of your partner the color of their choice.


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