leukonychia

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leukonychia

[‚lü·kō′nik·ē·ə]
(medicine)
Whitish discoloration or spotting of the fingernails.
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His fingernails also showed punctate leukonychia; small, blackish linear streaks between hyperpigmented bands; and hyperkeratosis in the hyponychium, which obliterated the distal groove, again predominantly on the right hand (Figure 1, informed consent has been obtained from the patient).
Multiple punctate leukonychia seen in our case was true leukonychia as it did not disappear upon pressure.
Punctate leukonychia is due to air in the nail plate as a result of trauma.