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A 52-year-old female asked:

My son is 20 years old and from the time he was less than a year old, i remember him having solid white fingernails. should we be concerned?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 33 years experience
Leukonychia: Leukonychia white nails. Consider hypoalbuminaemia or chronic renal failure. May be familial. Transverse leukonychia, or multiple parallel white lines, are thought to be due to manicuring but may also arise in association with beau's lines.

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