Nail disorders can be hereditary or acquired. Certain nail conditions purely affect the nails. Other can be linked to a wider spread skin disorder, a systemic condition, medication used and nutritional deficiency.
The nail is a skin appendage with a protective function. Neatly groomed nails is a sign of good personal hygiene and health. Nail disorders are therefore a common concern.
Nail disorders include infective, inflammatory and cancerous conditions.