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define onychogryphosis

deformed overgrowth of nails

2

define onychomadesis

complete shedding of nails

3

define onychomycosis

fungal nail infection

4

define onychorrhexis

breakage/brittleness of nails §

5

4 main aetiologies of claw disease

1. trauma
2. neoplasia
3. paronychia (inflammation of nail fold, can be due to bacteria/funghi with immunosuppression or autoimmune esp. pemphigus folaceous in cats)
4. symetrical lupoid (to do with keratinocytes) onychodystrophy or lupoid onychitis (not uncommon, dogs, sloughed claws + regrowth of brittle, cracked, short claws, multiple feet, no other skin dsiease. Histo: interface dermatits at junction of clawbed and underlying dermis)

6

Dx of symetrical lupoid onychodystrophy?

- ampputation of P3 + histopath
- OR trial tx with oxytet/nicotinamide