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    Muehrcke lines associated to active rheumatoid arthritis.
    J Clin Rheumatol 2013 Jan;19(1):30-1
    Department of Rheumatology, Centenario Hospital Miguel Hidalgo, Aguascalientes, México.
    Careful examination of the fingernails and toenails can help to detect underlying systemic diseases. Physicians should look for shape, growth, or color changes in the nails; the transverse nail discolorations include different diagnostic possibilities such as Muehrcke lines and Mees lines. Leukonychia striata or Muehrcke lines are transverse nail bands of discoloration that are unspecific, and there are around 70 different causes that include cancer treatment and less commonly rheumatic diseases. Read More

    Evaluation of nail abnormalities.
    Am Fam Physician 2012 Apr;85(8):779-87
    Cleveland Clinic, Stongsville, OH, USA.
    Knowledge of the anatomy and function of the nail apparatus is essential when performing the physical examination. Inspection may reveal localized nail abnormalities that should be treated, or may provide clues to an underlying systemic disease that requires further workup. Excessive keratinaceous material under the nail bed in a distal and lateral distribution should prompt an evaluation for onychomycosis. Read More

    Transverse leukonychia: a case report.
    West Afr J Med 2005 Apr-Jun;24(2):181-2
    Catholic University and Armed Forces Hospital, Brasilia-DF.
    A case of transverse leukonychia following chemotherapy for Hodgkin's disease in a 17-year-old white male is reported. The patient presented with multiple white bands across the fingernails, which appeared three weeks after the end of chemotherapy. The changes were almost homogeneously spread across the breadth of the fingernail plates, showing smooth borders with a rounded distal edge. Read More

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