Medical Practice

Splinter Haemorrhages, Pitting, and Other Findings in Fingernails of Healthy Adults

Br Med J 1974; 4 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.4.5939.279 (Published 02 November 1974) Cite this as: Br Med J 1974;4:279
  1. J. C. Robertson,
  2. M. L. Braune

    Abstract

    Splinter haemorrhages, pitting, transverse grooving, ridging, and flaking occur often in the fingernails of the healthy. While they may occur more often in certain diseases they have little diagnostic value in the absence of proper methods of measurement and examination and without a range of normal values for the sexes and age groups.

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