Dermatology Oasis

Editor: Nameer Al-Sudany, MD (IRAQ)

Idiopathic Koilonychia

Idiopathic Koilonychia

All fingernails are spoon-shaped, the shown index finger is an example. Most cases of koilonychia are usually due to iron deficiency anemia however this 35-year-old man had normal iron level (idiopathic koilonychia) and his nails’ deformity has been noticed since childhood.