What is Koilonychia?

A malformation of the nails in which the outer surface is concave; often associated with iron deficiency or softening by occupational contact with oils.

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I have developed white, patchy lines from the middle of both the ring and little fingers. Is this a sign of renal disease?

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Can be due to several causes including renal failure

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Welcome to HCM and thank you for your query.

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I noticed about two years ago that my fingernail on my left ring finger was starting to curve sharply downward but only the white part of the nail...

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thanks for the query. the nail condition that you are describing sounds like koilonychia or spoon shaped nails.the most common cause being iron...

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my son is four and since ever his toe nails looks light brown and looks like its peeling what is that...

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If the nail looks like it is peeling or the shape of the nail is altered then it can be due to any infection of...

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