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what does it mean when you have white thick lines on the nails?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
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. Beau's lines are depressions across the fingernail. These lines can occur after illness, injury to the nail, and when you are malnourished.
Answered on Oct 4, 2016
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Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
Can also appear after exposure to heavy metals.
Feb 9, 2014

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