blue (= bluish nail moon)
Spots in the lunula may appear as redness colour of the pale arched area:
it occurs when the capillaries under the nail are congested.
Spotted lunulae are commonly seen in (nail) psoriasis.
Spotted lunulae dyschromia is typically seen in patients with alopecia areata, psoriasis vulgaris and lichen planus [source: Keratin.com].
Additional info: red spots in nail bed (lunula). Medical vocabulary: lunular dyschromia
Synonyms: spotted lunulae
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THE NAIL UNIT
The eight basic components of the nail unit include: 1 - proximal nail fold;
2 - cuticle; 3 - lunula; 4 - nail plate;
5 - lateral nail folds; 6 - nail bed;
7 - hyponychium; 8 - free edge.
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