Canis ISSN: 2398-2942


Synonym(s): nail fold inflammation

Contributor(s): Rosanna Marsella, Stephen White


  • Terminology:
    • Paronychia: inflammation of the nail fold.
    • Onychomadesis: sloughing of nails.
    • Onychogryphosis: hypertrophy and abnormal curvature of claws.
    • Onychodystrophy: abnormal claw formation.
  • Differential diagnoses for onychomadesis and paronychia include:
  • Differential for paronychia without onychomadesis include:

Differential diagnoses

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Further Reading


Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Auxilia S T, Hill P B & Thoday K L (2001) Canine symmetrical lupoid onychodystrophy: a retrospective study with particular reference to management. JSAP 42 (2), 82-87 PubMed.
  • McEwan N A, McNeil P E, Thompson H et al (2000) Diagnostic features, confirmation and disease progression in 28 cases of lethal acrodermatitis of bull terriers. JSAP 41 (11), 501-507 PubMed.
  • Morris D O (1999) Malassezia dermatitis and otitis. Vet Clin North Am Small Anim Pract 29 (6), 1303-1310 PubMed.