Mees' lines

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Mees’ lines

One or more pale lines that are parallel to the nail bed and extend from one side of the nail to the other. They may be seen after an episode of heavy metal (e.g., arsenic, thallium) poisoning, and are also seen in renal failure and after chemotherapy.
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True leukonychia may be classified on the basis of white blotches known as leukonychia punctata, leukonychia striata, leukonychia partialis, leukonychia totalis2 (Table 1).