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International Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy Sciences

International Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy Sciences

2021, Vol. 4, Issue 1, Part A

Clinical profile and severity of nail involvement in psoriasis
Author(s)
Dr. TV Ramana Rao and Dr. Prathyusha Yakkala
Abstract
Material and Methods: This is prospective and observational study conducted in the Department of Dermatology. Dermatological examination specified the clinical form of psoriasis, nail alterations type, and number of fingernails involved, the Psoriasis Area and Severity Index (PASI) score assessing the severity of skin involvement, and based on PASI score, patients were classified into mild (PASI<10), moderate (PASI 10–20), and severe disease (PASI>20). Nail Area Psoriasis Severity Index (NAPSI) score assessing the severity of nail involvement (pitting, leukonychia, red spots in lunula, and nail plate crumbling) and for nail bed disease (oil drop [salmon patch] discoloration, onycholysis, nail bed hyperkeratosis, and splinter hemorrhage).
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How to cite this article:
Dr. TV Ramana Rao, Dr. Prathyusha Yakkala. Clinical profile and severity of nail involvement in psoriasis. Int J Dermatol Venereology Leprosy Sci 2021;4(1):36-40. DOI: 10.33545/26649411.2021.v4.i1a.67
International Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy Sciences