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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.
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Beau lines

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Transverse grooves on the fingernails following fever, malnutrition, trauma, myocardial infarction, or other severe or systemic illness.
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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.
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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.
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This may be due to proximal nail separation extending distally representing progression of Beau's lines. It's most often due to local or systemic disease such as infection with a high fever.
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.
The nail changes found out in this study were pitting, subungual hyperkeratosis, onycholysis, Beau's lines, onychoschizia and longitudinal melanonychia (Table 1).
The differential diagnosis of external nail deformation includes median nail dystrophy, chronic proximal nail fold inflammation, onychomycosis, psoriasis, Beau's lines, and habit-tic-like dystrophy.