Half-and-half nail: Typical and atypical cases

M. Siragusa, R. Palazzo, G. Fabrizzi, C. Schepis

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Introduction. The term 'half-and-half nail' applies to dyschronic changes detected on finger and toe nails of uraemic patients. Subjects. The authors describe 3 subjects: one, is under haemodialysis, with typical half-and-half nails; the second is nonuraemic with only one kidney, and the third has no renal problems. Comment. These cases allow the authors to discuss the clinical and etiopathogenetic aspects of such a condition. The absence of renal failure in two of our patients is the major finding observed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)67-69
Number of pages3
JournalGiornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1996


  • half-and-half nail
  • nail pigmentation
  • uraemia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology


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