Definition of "Leukonychia"

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Leukonychia is white discoloration of the nail.


  • Harmless, most commonly caused by minor injuries whilst the nail is growing
  • Caused by hypoalbuminemia (low albumin), of chronic liver disease. In this instance, there is leukonychia totalis, which is where the entire nail is whitened
  • None
  • Leukonychia gradually dissapears as the nail grows out

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