Other Names for this Disease
- Hereditary white nails
- Nail disorder, nonsyndromic congenital, 3
- Porcelain nails
- Total leukonychia
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.
There is no universally successful treatment for the whitening of the nails in people with leukonychia totalis. 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
- Marla J. F. O'Neill. NAIL DISORDER, NONSYNDROMIC CONGENITAL, 3; NDNC3. OMIM. August 11, 2011; http://omim.org/entry/151600. Accessed 2/18/2014.
- Finding Treatment Information - A video developed by GARD Information Specialists that explains how you can find information about treatment for a rare disease.