Half-and-half nail | definition of half-and-half nail by Medical dictionary
half-and-half nail (haf haf nāl)
Division of the nail by a transverse line into a proximal dull white part and a distal pink or brown part; seen in uremia.
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Among type of manifestations xerosis was noted in 96% generalized xerosis 70% alopecia 70% half-and-half nails 36% scaling 20% and ichthyosis 10%.
Among types of skin manifestation; xerosis accounts for 91% followed by pruritus in 65% hyperpigmentation 54% oral lesions 69% and half-and-half nails in 57%.
18) Half-and-half nails
have also been detected in hemodialysis patients, renal transplant recipients, (17) and in HIV patients.