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Image Number 1705 (Leukonychia)

Nail colour

Diagnosis: Leukonychia

Site: Nails

Sex: M

Age: 18


Description: White nails.

Submitted by: Nameer Al-Sudany

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Differential Diagnosis


 Four forms of leukonychia are recognized: leukonychia punctata, leukonychia striata, leukonychia partialis and leukonychia totalis. Regardless the clinical form of leukonycia the etiology falls in five categories: hereditary, traumatic, systemic disease, drugs and idiopathic. The current case was a  leukonychia partialis of unknown etiology (idiopathic) of about one year duration.

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