Half and Half nail or Lindsay’s nail: An Overlooked Physical Finding in Chronic Kidney Disease

Madhyastha, Sharath and Gopalaswamy, Vinaya and Acharya, Raviraja and Bekur, Ragini (2016) Half and Half nail or Lindsay’s nail: An Overlooked Physical Finding in Chronic Kidney Disease. Australasian Medical Journal, 9 (6). pp. 194-196. ISSN 1836-1935

[img] PDF
945 DisplayPdf.pdf - Published Version
Restricted to Registered users only

Download (537kB) | Request a copy

Abstract

A 62-year-old diabetic patient came to the outpatient department due to increasing tiredness in the past few months. On examination, his distal half of fingernails revealed pinkish red transverse band which is sharply demarcated by a dull white band proximally, consistent with half and half nail. Further evaluation showed evidence of chronic kidney disease due to long standing poorly controlled diabetes. Although half and half nail is seen in many conditions, it is relatively a specific clinical marker of end stage kidney disease and hence serves as an important diagnostic clue.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Half and half nail; Chronic kidney disease; Uraemia
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Medicine
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 04 Aug 2016 08:58
Last Modified: 04 Aug 2016 08:58
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/146749

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item