Onychophosis

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Onychophosis is a localized or diffuse hyperkeratotic tissue that develops on the lateral or proximal nailfolds, within the space between the nailfolds and the nail plate, and is a common finding in the elderly.[1]:784 Onychophosis may involve the subungual area, as a direct result of repeated minor trauma, and most frequently affects the first and fifth toes.[1]:784

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  1. ^ a b James, William; Berger, Timothy; Elston, Dirk (2005). Andrews' Diseases of the Skin: Clinical Dermatology. (10th ed.). Saunders. ISBN 0-7216-2921-0.