Erythroderma is an inflammatory skin disease that causes redness and scaling on more than 90 percent of the body's skin. Primary erythroderma, as opposed to secondary erythroderma, which arises on top of preexisting dermatoses, develops in otherwise healthy skin as a result of a systemic infection or a reaction to a medicine.
Materials and Methods: In order to better understand the progression of papulosquamous disease, a descriptive study of nail alterations was done at the outpatient clinic of the Department of Dermatology, Venereology & Leprosy, Sri Venkateshwaraa Medical College Hospital & Research Centre, Pondicherry, throughout the period of May 2018 to April 2019. The ethics committee did not object.
Results: A total of 80 participants were enrolled in the study; 60 were males and 20 were girls. The number of men to women was 1.22 to 1. Patients between the ages of 31 and 45 made up the largest age group, while those beyond the age of 60 made up the smallest. Patients between the ages of 31 and 45 comprised the majority of male patients. The female patient population was heavily concentrated between the ages of 46 and 60.
Conclusion: However, despite all of these merits, nail modifications are rarely explored in the scientific literature. The clinical significance of nail changes in papulosquamous illnesses has been established beyond this study conducted.