Scalp, Hair and Nails

Picture of Alopecia Areata (Nails)

Picture of Alopecia Areata (Nails)

Alopecia areata (AA) is a chronic, autoimmune disease and while most associate it with temporary and permanent hair loss, it affects the nails in up to 46% of those affected. AA nails may appear pitted with lines, having splitting and/or white spots.

Image Source: Reproduced with permission from ┬ęDermNet NZ www.dermnetnz.org 2022
Text Source: American Academy of Dermatology Association
National Library of Medicine
Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology