Scalp, Hair and Nails

Picture of Clubbed Nails

Picture of Clubbed Nails

Clubbed nails are an exaggerated downward curvature of the nails that may be indicative of systemic disease. Clubbing may occur in cases of cirrhosis, cystic fibrosis, inflammatory bowel disease, congenital heart disease, and other conditions. Some cases of clubbed nails are hereditary.

Image Source: Color Atlas of Pediatric Dermatology Samuel Weinberg, Neil S. Prose, Leonard Kristal Copyright 2008, 1998, 1990, 1975, by the McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.

Text Reference: "Nail Abnormalities: Clues to Systemic Disease." American Family Physician.