Transverse nail ridgings (Beau's lines) induced by chemotherapy

D. Ben-Dayan, M. Mittelman, S. Floru, M. Djaldetti

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Transverse grooves of the nails, designated as Beau's lines, were observed in a patient with malignant lymphoma given chemotherapy. Beau's lines disappeared in the treatment-free intervals. This observation supports the concept that these lines are the result of the suppressed growth of the nail matrix caused by antimitotic drugs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)89-90
Number of pages2
JournalActa Haematologica
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes


  • Beau's lines
  • Chemotherapy
  • Fingernails


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