Nails, part IV: Dark blue, red, brown nailsDark blue nails

Emergence of cyanotic colouring of a nail is traditional connected only with the various conditions associated with deficiency of oxygen. Nevertheless, a circle of the diseases leading to this symptom, essentially more widely. The differential diagnosis of dark blue colouring of a nail and/or surrounding fabrics is presented in table 6

Table 6

  1. Gipoksemiya (акроцианоз)
  2. Chronic intoxication compounds of silver (Argiry)
  3. Gepatolentikulyarny degeneration (Wilson-Konovalova illness)
  4. Metgemoglobinemiya, sulfagemoglobinemiya
  5. Alkaptonuriya
  6. Hereditary akrolabialny teleangioektaziya
  7. Drugs: акрихин, хлорохин, миноциклин, доксорубицин, мелфалан, блеомицин, 5-фторурацил, etc.

Most often emergence of bluish colouring of distalny departments of phalanxes develops owing to decrease in blood supply of capillaries (fig. 8). Patogenez is connected with increase of the contents in a blue blood of the restored haemoglobin. At Wilson-Konovalova and Agiry's illness the greatest okrashennost is got by a nail lunochka (fig. 9).

Drawing 8 Dark blue nails

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Drawing 9 the Blue lunochka of a nail at Wilson-Konovalova illness

Brown nails

Brown, also, as well as black, colour of nails can be norm option among the Afro-American population. Nevertheless, now rather wide range of the pathological conditions painting a nail plate from light brown to brown flowers is known. Most often meeting are summarised in table 7. It is necessary to emphasise need of carrying out biopsiyny research for a melanoma exception.

Table 7

  1. Chronic nephritic insufficiency
  2. AKTG hyper production (Addison's illness, cm of Nelson)
  3. Drugs: preparations of gold, platinum, доксорубицин, zidovudine, 5-фторурацил, антрациклины, etc.
  4. Melanoma
  5. Chronic poisoning with arsenic
  6. Onikhomikoza
  7. Psoriasis

Nails, part IV: Dark blue, red, brown nails

Drawing 10 Brown nails

Other changes of colouring of nails
(Fig. 11) the nail plate can get green colouring at infection of Pseudomonas aeruginosa or defeat by sort Candida mushrooms. The reddish shade is observed at stagnant warm insufficiency, teleangioektaziya (fig. 12).

Nails, part IV: Dark blue, red, brown nails

Drawing 11 Green nails

Nails, part IV: Dark blue, red, brown nails

Drawing 12 Teleangioektazys

In summary, for adequate dynamic supervision over nails, the knowledge of growth rate of a nail is necessary. And though this indicator has the essential individual distinctions, complete change of a nail plate borrows from 4th to 6 months. Most quicker nails grow on hands: hands: 0,5-1,0 mm in 10 days (and at lefthanders nails on the left hand, at right-handed persons rather grow, - on right); at young (for 30-50 %) men, summer (for 8-13 %) at night. More slowly nails grow standing (0,25 - 0,5 mm in 10 days) elderly women at winter night. Not all fingers grow equally. Most quicker there is the III finger, behind it II>, in decreasing order, follow I> to IV> to V.

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