Beau's line

Beau's line

(bōz)
n.
Transverse depressions on the fingernails occurring after trauma such as severe febrile disease, malnutrition, or coronary occlusion.
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The patient remains in complete remission with a follow-up of 6 months and the Beau's lines of his nail plate have disappeared completely.
One condition, Beau's lines, is characterized by indentations across the nail bed that are a sign of disrupted growth due to illness.
Conditions associated with Beau's lines include uncontrolled diabetes and peripheral vascular disease, as well as illnesses associated with a high fever, such as scarlet fever, measles, mumps and pneumonia.
Furthermore, there are Beau's lines found on one of his fingernails (Capasso 1995).
Horizontal nail ridges WHAT IT COULD MEAN: Known as Beau's lines, these ridges appear when nail growth is interrupted by injury or severe illness, like uncontrolled diabetes or a virus accompanied by a high fever, such as mumps.
Horizontal lines across the nails, called Beau's lines, can provide a history of trauma or illness.
This may be due to proximal nail separation extending distally, representing progression of Beau's lines, which are transverse lines or grooves in the nail plate.
I can't be sure without seeing and examining you, but you may have Beau's lines - ridges that run across the nails caused by a temporary interference with nail formation.
Beau's lines are furrows showing that nail growth has been disrupted in the past, often during severe stress or illness.