koilonychia


Koilonychia is an an abnormality of the nail that causes the nail to be flat or concave and the outer edges of the nail to fl are out; also known as spoon nails.

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Under the Microscope: Koilonychia

March 29, 2012

Also known as spoon nails, koilonychia is an abnormality of the nail that causes it to be flat or concave and the outer edges of the nail to flare out.

What Are Spoon Nails?

April 1, 2009

Spoon nails are a common nail abnormality that can be easily overlooked because the mildest cases are hard to recognize. But be observant; early detection can alert clients to the early stages of a more serious medical condition.

Here’s the Scoop (Scoop Nails, That Is)

August 1, 2006

Spoon nails are so common, techs may not even recognize the mildest cases. Although they may indicate a more serious problem, spoon nails often are nothing more than an aesthetic nuisance that can be made beautiful with an overlay.

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