Terry nails Muehrcke nails

What are Terry nails and Muehrcke nails? 

Terry nails are characterized by uniform white discoloration of the nail, with the distal 1 to 2 mm remaining pink. The white color results from abnormalities in the nail bed vasculature and is most commonly seen in patients with liver cirrhosis, heart disease, and diabetes.

Muehrcke nails are characterized by double white transverse lines across the nails. They disappear when pressure is applied. These lines are also caused by abnormal vasculature of the nail bed. They are most commonly seen in liver disease associated with hypoalbuminemia.


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