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White lines on nail: Are the indicating some disease?

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Many times we see white lines on our nails and think why do these occur? What would have caused them to grow? Am I...

Muehrcke’s nails

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Muehrcke's nails, lines or leukonychia striata are paired, white, transverse lines that signify an abnormality in the vascular bed of the nail. Muehrcke's lines were described by Robert...

Beau’s lines

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Beau's lines are deep grooved horizontal lines, going across the nail. These should not be confused with vertical ridges going from the bottom (cuticle) of the nail...

Mees’ lines

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Mees' lines (also known as Aldrich-Mees' lines) are lines of discoloration across the nails of the fingers and toes named after Dutch physician R.A. Mees, who described the abnormality in 1919. They are...