HALF AND HALF NAILS
By Gary M. White, MD
In half and half nails, the proximal half (variable, from 20-60%) of the nail is white, while the distal part is red or pink--a marker of renal disease.
- AKA Lindsay's nails.
- Seen in 20-50% of patients on hemodialysis.
- It may affect one, some, or all nails.
For a related condition, see Terry's Nails.
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