Author(s): Nirisha Sriram, Gowri Sethu

Email(s): nirishasriram@gmail.com

DOI: 10.5958/0974-360X.2015.00151.1   

Address: Nirisha Sriram1*, Gowri Sethu2
11st Year BDS, Saveetha Dental College and Hospital, Chennai, India
2Professor, Department of Physiology, Saveetha Dental College and Hospital, Chennai, India
*Corresponding Author

Published In:   Volume - 8,      Issue - 7,     Year - 2015


ABSTRACT:
AIM: To design a simple method to estimate the longitudinal curvature of nail in normal patients and in patients with iron deficiency. OBJECTIVE: To detect the change in the curvature of nail with mild decrease in anaemia. BACKGROUND: Usual iron deficiency anaemia is established by blood measurements. It is well documented that severe anaemia is associated with marked koilonychia when the nail get flatter and eventually become concave. This study is a very simple method to find out whether the longitudinal curvature of the nail is decreased in mild decrease of anaemia . REASON: To gain experience in designing an experiment and also to produce a cost effective method to complement diagnosis of iron deficiency anaemia.


Cite this article:
Nirisha Sriram, Gowri Sethu. Simple method to estimate Koilonychia a Pilot Study. Research J. Pharm. and Tech. 8(7): July, 2015; Page 919-922. doi: 10.5958/0974-360X.2015.00151.1


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