Leukonychia totalis

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Leukonychia totalis

Leukonychia totalis is a nail condition characterized by complete whitening of the entire nail plate. It is usually inherited in an autosomal dominant manner. Less commonly, it may be inherited in an autosomal recessive manner, or acquired (not inherited) during a person's lifetime. The inherited forms can be caused by mutations in the PLCD1 gene and generally involve the entire plate of all 20 nails. In some cases, leukonychia totalis has been associated with various other abnormalities or syndromes. Treatment may focus on the underlying cause when it is associated with another condition.
 

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The terms "Leukonychia totalis" returned 2 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Hereditary leukonychia totalis.
 

Author(s): Dipankar De, Sanjeev Handa

Journal: Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol. ;73(5):355-7.

 

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Images in clinical medicine. Acquired leukonychia totalis.
 

Author(s): Emmanuel S Antonarakis

Journal: N. Engl. J. Med.. 2006 Jul;355(2):e2.

 

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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