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Terry's nails (largely white nails with small distal pink/brownish zone)

Prevalence in general population (GP): rare [~1% | 1:1 | weight: 1,00]

Most likely diagnostic options for Terry's nails, where the pink zone stops af few mm from the distal edge of the nail - not be confused with 'half white-half pink nails' a.k.a. Lindsay's nails where the pink zone may cover from 20% up to 60% of the nail length (ranked by 'weight' for the general population):


diabetes mellitus type 2 [~10% | 1:12 | weight: 0,8]
aging/elderly [~2% | 1:4 | weight: 0,5]
alcohol induced cirrhosis (= liver disease) [~80% | 1:400 | w: 0,2]
• chronic congestive heart failure [?% | 1:100 | weight: ?]
• chronic renal failure (kidney disease) [?% | 1:32 | weight: ?]
• other [more rare options are e.g. hyperthyroidism & malnutrition]



[1st figure = prevalence hand sign in condition | 2nd
figure = prevalence condition in GP | 3rd figure =
estimated hand sign weight for condition relative
to GP (>0,5 = present in majority of GP cases)]
Terry's nails: largely white nails with small distal pink/brownish zone.

Quick summary:
a very large amount (~50%) of hands featured with Terry's nails involves aging or diabetes type 2 (when signs for cirrhosis, heart failure or kideny disease are missing).

[In every 100 Terry's nails cases in the general population (GP) you can expect to find about 80 diabetes mellitus type 2 cases, 50 elderly, etc.]

NOTICE: Keep in mind that every single hand sign always bares the potential
to have an association with multiple psychology- and/or health related themes;
a solid assessment always requires a consideration of hand sign combinations!

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