Muehrcke’s nails are non grooved (white) indentations of the nailbed in a vertical line.
Muehrcke’s nails are also known as leukonychia striata. Muehrcke’s nails often indicate periods of metabolic stress, such as:
2. Chemotherapy: and
3. Nephrotic Syndrome.
Although Muehrecke’s nails are easily identified, they seldom are associated with malignant disease processes.
A Robert Muehrcke first discovered the symptom.