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Longitudinal nail ridging - Nail and Distal Digit
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Longitudinal nail ridging - Nail and Distal Digit

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Contributors: Bertrand Richert MD, Robert Baran MD
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Synopsis

Longitudinal ridging is an accentuation of the normal longitudinal relief of the nail plate. The ridges start under the cuticle and run over the whole length of the nail up to the free edge. Longitudinal ridging may be regularly interrupted, giving a beaded or melted wax appearance. Multiple ridging is common in the elderly and corresponds to the normal aging of the nail apparatus ("wrinkles of the nails").

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ICD10CM:
L60.8 – Other nail disorders

SNOMEDCT:
299665002 – Longitudinal nail ridge

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Last Updated: 01/19/2015
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Longitudinal nail ridging : Longitudinal beads, Longitudinal lines, Scattered nails or distal digits
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