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White lines on nail: Are the indicating some disease?

Many times we see white lines on our nails and think why do these occur? What would have caused them to grow? Am I...

Muehrcke’s nails

Muehrcke's nails, lines or leukonychia striata are paired, white, transverse lines that signify an abnormality in the vascular bed of the nail. Muehrcke's lines were described by Robert...

Beau’s lines

Beau's lines are deep grooved horizontal lines, going across the nail. These should not be confused with vertical ridges going from the bottom (cuticle) of the nail...

Mees’ lines

Mees' lines (also known as Aldrich-Mees' lines) are lines of discoloration across the nails of the fingers and toes named after Dutch physician R.A. Mees, who described the abnormality in 1919. They are...

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