White fingernails associated with anaemia.

  title={White fingernails associated with anaemia.},
  author={Ik Chan Song and Deog Yeon Jo and Hyeon Ji Lee},
  journal={Clinical and experimental dermatology},
  volume={37 7},
White fingernails can be associated with a number of pathological conditions. We report a patient with white fingernails associated with anaemia. A 74-year-old man presented with fatigue and dyspnoea on exertion. He had undergone a subtotal gastrectomy 9 years earlier for ulcer perforation. On physical examination, the patient s skin was found to be pale, and his fingernails were white, findings that were consistent with leuconychia totalis (Fig. 1a). Laboratory investigations gave normal… CONTINUE READING