Beau’s lines are deep grooved lines in nails.
What is the direction of Beau’s lines?
- Beau’s lines run from side to side on the nails.
- Beau’s lines are horizontal, goes across the nailline.
- Beau’s lines are actual ridges and indentations in the nail plate
What are the causes of Beau’s line?
Temporary cessation of cell division in the nail matrix
- Coronary occlusion
- Skin disease
- Uncontrolled diabetes
- peripheral vascular disease
- Conditions with high fever – scarlet fever, measles, mumps and pneumonia.
- Zinc deficiency
How to differentiate Muehrcke lines and Mee’s lines from Beau’s lines?
|1||Beau’s line||Beau’s lines are actual ridges|
|2||Muehrcke lines||Hypopigmentation without palpable ridges|
|3||Mees’ lines of the fingernails||Which are areas of discoloration in the nail plate.|
Muehrcke lines – areas of hypopigmentation without palpable ridges
Beau’s line – Beau’s lines are actual ridges
Mees’ lines of the fingernails – which are areas of discoloration in the nail plate.
Muehrcke’s lines :
|Muehrcke’s lines||Strong indicator of hypoalbuminemia|
|In contrast to Beau’s lines||Muehrcke’s lines are not grooved (no 3-dimensional deformity)|
|In contrast to Mees’ line||Thumb is usually not involved in Muehrcke’s lines|
Strong indicator of hypoalbuminemia
In contrast to Beau’s lines – Muehrcke’s lines are not grooved (no 3-dimensional deformity)
In contrast to Mees’ lines – thumb is usually not involved in Muehrcke’s lines