Nail disorders, miscellaneous

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  • Nail pitting: psoriasis, alopecia areata, hand eczema
  • Beau's lines (transverse) after serious illness
  • Longitudinal groove: genetic or trauma
  • Nail atrophy: congenital, trauma, vascular or neuralgic disease
  • Spoon nails: anemia
  • Nail hyperpigmentation: zidovudine, doxorubicin, cyclophosphamide, bleomycin, daunorubicin, fluorouracil, hydroxyurea, melphalan, mechlorethamine, nitrosoureas

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Last updated: December 1, 2014