Muehrcke's lines


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Muehr·cke's lines

(mo͝or′kəz, mür′-)
n.
Parallel white lines in the fingernails and toenails associated with hypoalbuminemia.
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Muehrcke's lines (transverse white bands that run parallel to the lunula) occur in a minority of patients with hypoalbuminemia.
Other nail changes observed are leukonychia, koilonychia, subungual hyperkeratosis, onycholysis, Mees' lines, Muehrcke's lines, Beau's lines and splinter hemorrhages.
Muehrcke's lines have also been described in a patient with Peutz-Jeghers syndrome, (13) as well as in a heart transplant recipient.