2nd October 2019

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What deficiency causes white spots on nails?

Mineral deficiency. You may notice white spots or dots along your nails if you are deficient in certain minerals or vitamins. The deficiencies most commonly linked to this issue are zinc deficiency and calcium deficiency.

What is 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.

What is the cause of Koilonychia?

Koilonychia is an abnormality of the nails that is also called spoon-shaped (concave) nails.1 It is primarily recognized as a manifestation of chronic iron deficiency, which may result from a variety of causes, such as malnutrition; gastrointestinal blood loss; worms; gastrointestinal malignancy; and celiac disease, as
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