pitting (nails)

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Pinpoint or larger punctuate depression in a normal nail plate (1).

Causes include

  • psoriasis – usually seen in around 10-15% of patients with psoriasis
  • Reiter’s syndrome and in other connective tissue disorders
  • sarcoidosis
  • pemphigus
  • alopecia areata (1)

 

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Last reviewed 01/2018

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