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A 28-year-old male asked:

hiv infection causes beau lines in finger nails??

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Beau lines: Temporary cessation of cell division in nail matrix may be caused by infection or problem in the nail fold, where nail begins to form, or by an injury. Other reasons include trauma, coronary occlusion, hypocalcaemia, and skin disease. They may be a sign of systemic disease, and this might include HIV disease, but these are so non-specific that there is no way to really tell the cause.
Dr. Stanley Ling
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Line: Beau lines can be caused by anything that is stressing your body, poor nutrition, medications etc,.

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Last updated Mar 3, 2018

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