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Index Leukonychia

Leukonychia (or leuconychia), also known as white nails or milk spots,James, William; Berger, Timothy; Elston, Dirk (2005). [1]

38 relations: Albumin, Antibiotic, Arsenic poisoning, Cardiovascular disease, Chemotherapy, Cirrhosis, Darier's disease, Dermatology, Dominance (genetics), Enteropathy, Genetics, Heavy metals, Herpes simplex, Hypoalbuminemia, Iron deficiency, Kidney, Kidney failure, Lead, Lead poisoning, Leprosy, Liver, Lunula (anatomy), Malaria, Measles, Medical history, Mees' lines, Muehrcke's nails, Nail (anatomy), Nail biting, Parakeratosis, Pneumonia, Protein (nutrient), Psoriasis, Sulfonamide (medicine), The Straight Dope, Ulcerative colitis, Vitamin deficiency, Zinc deficiency.


The albumins (formed from Latin: albumen "(egg) white; dried egg white") are a family of globular proteins, the most common of which are the serum albumins.

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An antibiotic (from ancient Greek αντιβιοτικά, antibiotiká), also called an antibacterial, is a type of antimicrobial drug used in the treatment and prevention of bacterial infections.

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Arsenic poisoning

Arsenic poisoning is a medical condition that occurs due to elevated levels of arsenic in the body.

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Cardiovascular disease

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a class of diseases that involve the heart or blood vessels.

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Chemotherapy (often abbreviated to chemo and sometimes CTX or CTx) is a type of cancer treatment that uses one or more anti-cancer drugs (chemotherapeutic agents) as part of a standardized chemotherapy regimen.

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Cirrhosis is a condition in which the liver does not function properly due to long-term damage.

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Darier's disease

Darier's disease (DAR), also known as Darier disease, Darier–White disease, Dyskeratosis follicularis, and Keratosis follicularis,Freedberg, et al.

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Dermatology (from ancient Greek δέρμα, derma which means skin and λογία, logia) is the branch of medicine dealing with the skin, nails, hair and its diseases.

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Dominance (genetics)

Dominance in genetics is a relationship between alleles of one gene, in which the effect on phenotype of one allele masks the contribution of a second allele at the same locus.

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Enteropathy refers to any pathology of the intestine.

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Genetics is the study of genes, genetic variation, and heredity in living organisms.

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Heavy metals

Heavy metals are generally defined as metals with relatively high densities, atomic weights, or atomic numbers.

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Herpes simplex

Herpes simplex is a viral disease caused by the herpes simplex virus.

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Hypoalbuminemia (or hypoalbuminaemia) is a medical sign in which the level of albumin in the blood is abnormally low.

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Iron deficiency

Iron deficiency, or sideropaenia, is the state in which a body has not enough (or not qualitatively enough) iron to supply its eventual needs.

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The kidneys are two bean-shaped organs present in left and right sides of the body in vertebrates.

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Kidney failure

Kidney failure, also known as end-stage kidney disease, is a medical condition in which the kidneys no longer work.

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Lead is a chemical element with symbol Pb (from the Latin plumbum) and atomic number 82.

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Lead poisoning

Lead poisoning is a type of metal poisoning caused by lead in the body.

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Leprosy, also known as Hansen's disease (HD), is a long-term infection by the bacterium Mycobacterium leprae or Mycobacterium lepromatosis.

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The liver, an organ only found in vertebrates, detoxifies various metabolites, synthesizes proteins, and produces biochemicals necessary for digestion.

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Lunula (anatomy)

The lunula, or lunulae (pl.), is the crescent-shaped whitish area of the bed of a fingernail or toenail.

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Malaria is a mosquito-borne infectious disease affecting humans and other animals caused by parasitic protozoans (a group of single-celled microorganisms) belonging to the Plasmodium type.

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Measles is a highly contagious infectious disease caused by the measles virus.

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Medical history

The medical history or case history of a patient is information gained by a physician by asking specific questions, either of the patient or of other people who know the person and can give suitable information, with the aim of obtaining information useful in formulating a diagnosis and providing medical care to the patient.

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Mees' lines

Mees' lines or Aldrich–Mees' lines, also called leukonychia striata, are white lines of discoloration across the nails of the fingers and toes (leukonychia).

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Muehrcke's nails

Muehrcke's nails, Muehrcke's lines, or leukonychia striata are changes in the fingernail that may be a sign of an underlying medical disorder or condition.

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Nail (anatomy)

A nail is a horn-like envelope covering the tips of the fingers and toes in most primates and a few other mammals.

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Nail biting

Nail biting, also known as onychophagy or onychophagia (or even erroneously onchophagia), is an oral compulsive habit.

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Parakeratosis is a mode of keratinization characterized by the retention of nuclei in the stratum corneum.

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Pneumonia is an inflammatory condition of the lung affecting primarily the small air sacs known as alveoli.

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Protein (nutrient)

Proteins are essential nutrients for the human body.

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Psoriasis is a long-lasting autoimmune disease characterized by patches of abnormal skin.

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Sulfonamide (medicine)

Sulfonamide (also called sulphonamide, sulfa drugs or sulpha drugs) is the basis of several groups of drugs.

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The Straight Dope

"The Straight Dope" was an online question-and-answer newspaper column published from 1973 to 2018 in the Chicago Reader and syndicated in eight newspapers in the United States.

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Ulcerative colitis

Ulcerative colitis (UC) is a long-term condition that results in inflammation and ulcers of the colon and rectum.

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Vitamin deficiency

A vitamin deficiency can cause a disease or syndrome known as an avitaminosis or hypovitaminosis.

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Zinc deficiency

Zinc deficiency is defined either as insufficient zinc to meet the needs of the body, or as a serum zinc level below the normal range.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leukonychia

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