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Nail Clinic: Beau's Lines
Beau's Lines Statistics
- Mee’s lines are transverse white bands that frequently affect multiple nails, and are classically associated with arsenic poisoning.
- Children and active adults commonly have one or more white lines or spots on one or more nails, a condition known as leukonychia.
- Changes in the color of the moon (lunula) can be revealing—heart failure can turn it red, while tetracycline therapy can make it yellow.
Cheryl Louise Branche is a retired M.D. living and working in New York as a consultant.