Half-and-half nail

Wen-Te Huang; Chia-Chao Wu
March 2009
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;3/17/2009, Vol. 180 Issue 6, p687
Academic Journal
The article reports on the diagnosis given to a 61-year-old man suffering from diabetes mellitus and chronic kidney disease and has a history of malaise, vomiting and nausea. The patient underwent laboratory tests where a pinkish red transverse band was observed in his fingernails. He was diagnosed with half-and-half nail, which is believed to be a characteristic in chronic renal failure.


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