THE HAND IN PSORIASIS – Characteristics of the nail unit!

March 21, 2011

Psoriasis is a common skin condition that causes skin redness and irritation. Most persons with psoriasis have thick, red skin with flaky, silver-white patches called scales. The diseases is seen in about 1% to 3% of the world population.

The hand in psoriasis shows many more stricking features that relate to the disease. Especially the fingernails display often typical characteristics, including e.g. nail pitting, onycholysis, oil drop signs & nail dystrophy – which are all featured in the video above presented by Dr. James L. Campbell Jr., MD.

But there are many other hand & nail characteristics involved in psoriasis. The following article present an overview of 24 hand markers in psoriasis:

HANDS & PSORIASIS: 24 hand markers


A classic example of the hand in psoriasis vulgaris:

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