onychogryphosis


Onychogryphosis is a condition in which the nail curvature is increased and enlarged; the nail becomes thicker and curves, sometimes extending over the tip of the finger or toe; this condition results in inflammation and pain if the nail grows into the skin; the cause of this disorder is unknown. Sometimes called "ram's horn."

 

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Under the Microscope: Onychogryphosis

May 30, 2013

Onychogryphosis refers to nails that have thickened and developed a deep curve.

What Is Onychogryphosis?

July 1, 2010

Onychogryphosis refers to nails that have thickened and developed a deep curve. Techs may be more familiar with the term “ram’s horn,” which is the common description given to this condition.

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