Spoon-shaped concave nail - signs of symptoms and causes

2021-03-16 12:00 AM

Spoon-shaped concave nails are associated with soft bed and nail substrate, but this development is not clearly explained. There is little evidence that a spoon-shaped concave nail is a marker in iron-deficiency anaemia.

Description

This is the loss of longitudinal and lateral tension of the finger, accompanied by thinning of the fingernail in the distal part. Or to put it simply - spoon-shaped nails.

Causes

Common

Normal physiological change.

Soft nails due to occupational influences.

Less common

Iron deficiency anaemia.

Iron accumulation disease - rare.

Raynaud's Syndrome.

Figure. Spoons concave nails

Mechanism

The exact mechanism is unknown.

Spoon-shaped concave nails are associated with soft bed and nail substrate, but this development is not clearly explained.

Meaning

There is little evidence that a spoon-shaped concave nail is a marker in iron-deficiency anaemia.