leuconychia


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leuconychia

leu·ko·nych·i·a

(lū'kō-nik'ē-ă)
The occurrence of white spots, streaks, or patches underthe nails, due to the presence of air bubbles between the nail and its bed.
Synonym(s): leuconychia.
[leuko- + G. onyx (onych-), nail]

leuconychia

White discoloration of, or white patches in, the fingernails.

leukonychia

; leuconychia white lines (striae), flecks (punctata) or involving entire superficial nail plate (totalis) due to trauma-related altered nail plate refraction (e.g. short shoes; sporting activities) or eponychial disturbance (e.g. excess manicuring); diffuse whitening of all nail plates and Muerke's lines are associated with hepatic cirrhosis; transverse white bands affecting all nails may reflect systemic retinoid therapy or course of chemotherapy
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