Mees lines

Mees lines

(mēs),
horizontal white bands of the nails seen in chronic arsenical poisoning, and occasionally in leprosy.
Synonym(s): Mees stripes

Mees lines

(mēz, mēs, mās)
[R.A. Mees, 20th-cent. Dutch scientist]
Transverse white lines that appear above the lunula of the fingernails about 5 weeks after exposure to arsenic.

Mees,

R.A., 20th century Dutch physician.
Mees lines - horizontal white bands of the nails seen in chronic arsenic poisoning and occasionally in leprosy. Synonym(s): Mees stripes
Mees stripes - Synonym(s): Mees lines
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Xerosis 22 6 28(32%) Pallor 8 6 14(16%) Pruritus 9 3 12(14%) Pigmentation 7 4 11(13%) Perforating Dermatosis 2 1 3(4%) Purpura 1 2 3(3%) Dermatitis 3 0 3(3%) Hair Abnormalities 4 3 7(8%) Half & Half Nails 3 1 4(5%) Mees Lines 2 0 2(2%)
Physical examination showed diffuse hyperpigmentation over the trunk, it was typically like rain drop pigmentation type, and there were absent deep tendon reflexes in all joints of the body and there was hyperaesthesia to pinprick and touch sensation in both the lower limbs and upper limbs, distribution of hyperaesthesia was in form of gloving and stock pattern,patient also had MEEs lines over the nail bed.