Differential diagnosis of nail disroders
-spoon nail due to anemia
-nail pitting due to psoriasis, alopecia areata, hand eczema,
-Beau’s lines ( transverse) post serious illness
-longitudinal groove in the nail due to trauma or genetical disorder
-nail atrophy due to congenital causes, trauma, vascular or neuralgic disorders
-nail hyperpigmentation due to doxorubicin, zidovudine, bleomycin, cyclophosphamide, daunorubicin, fluorouracil, melphalan, hydroxyurea, mechlorethamine, nitrosoureas
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