Beau lines


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Beau lines

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transverse grooves on the fingernails following severe febrile disease, malnutrition, trauma, myocardial infarction, or other disorders.

Beau lines

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Transverse grooves on the fingernails following fever, malnutrition, trauma, myocardial infarction, or other severe or systemic illness.

Beau lines

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[Joseph Honoré Simon Beau, Fr. physician, 1806–1865]
White lines across the fingernails, usually a sign of systemic disease. They may be due to trauma, coronary occlusion, hypercalcemia, or skin disease. The lines are visible until the affected area of the nail has grown out and been trimmed away.

Beau,

Joseph H.S., French physician, 1806-1865.
Beau lines - transverse depressions on the fingernails following severe febrile disease, malnutrition, trauma, myocardial infarction, etc.
Beau syndrome - cardiac insufficiency.