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Atrophia Unguium

Date: 1910 | Identifier: LL02.49.00.06
Dermatologic stereoview card. Front of card depicts a person with Atrophia Unguium on the finger nails. The reverse of the card describes the dermatologic conditions as well as the diagnosis and treatment. Atrophy of the nails may be congenital or acquired. The condition may develop spontaneously or as a symptom or sequel of some disease. The inflammatory and desquamative dermatoses, such as eczema, dermatitis exfoliativa, psoriasis, etc., often cause unguinal atrophy, especially when they attack the hands and fingers. Suggested treatments when the cause of the atrophy could not be ascertained the nail was pared and scraped smooth soaked and scrubbed with warm water and green soap. Diachylon or zinc oxide ointment rubbed the nail decreased the tendency to crack. more...