Scalp, Hair and Nails

Picture of Leukonychia Striata

Picture of Leukonychia Striata

Leukonychia striata are white streaks that appear on the nails due to trauma, manicuring, or certain systemic diseases. Often, the cause of leukonychia striata cannot be identified and the white streaks resolve without treatment. Some cases of leukonychia striata are inherited.

Image Source: Color Atlas of Pediatric Dermatology Samuel Weinberg, Neil S. Prose, Leonard Kristal Copyright 2008, 1998, 1990, 1975, by the McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.

Text Reference: "Leukonychia Striatica." Washington Manual of Outpatient Internal Medicine.