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REVIEW ARTICLE
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 31-40

Diagnostic utility of onychoscopy: Review of literature


Department of Dermatology and STD, University College of Medical Sciences and GTB Hospital, New Delhi, India

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Chander Grover
Professor, Department of Dermatology and STD, University College of Medical Sciences and GTB Hospital, New Delhi - 110 091
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/ijdpdd.ijdpdd_18_17

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Onychoscopy is being increasingly used as a diagnostic modality for various nail diseases. Initial research had focused mainly on nail pigmentation and nailfold capillaroscopy; however, it is now being evaluated in various infectious and inflammatory nail disorders as well. The present review aims to summarize current knowledge about onychoscopic diagnostic criteria in nail diseases. The best level of evidence attached to each indication is mentioned to answer the pertinent question: How much can we rely on onychoscopy in confirming diagnosis of nail disease?


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