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Leukonychia totalis

Other Names for this Disease
  • Hereditary white nails
  • Nail disorder, nonsyndromic congenital, 3
  • NDNC3
  • Porcelain nails
  • Total leukonychia
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How might leukonychia totalis be treated?

There is no universally successful treatment for the whitening of the nails in people with leukonychia totalis.[1] However, if the condition is known to have an underlying cause, treating that cause (when possible) may improve the condition.
Last updated: 2/19/2014

  1. Marla J. F. O'Neill. NAIL DISORDER, NONSYNDROMIC CONGENITAL, 3; NDNC3. OMIM. August 11, 2011; Accessed 2/18/2014.