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

Prevalence in general population (GP): rare [~0,5% | 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 20% up to 60% of the nail length (listed order of conditions below is made according overall statistical chance to find this hand sign combined with the condition):


diabetes mellitus type 2 [~10% | 1:12 | weight: 1.67]
• aging [~2% | 1:4 | weight: 1.00]
alcohol induced cirrhosis (= liver disease) [~80% | 1:400 | w: 0.40]
• chronic congestive heart failure [~?% | 1:100 | weight: ?]
• chronic renal failure (kidney disease) [~?% | 1:8 | 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 weight hand sign for condition relative
to GP (>1,00 = high impact)]
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).

[For every Terry's nails case in the general population (GP) there are 1.67 diabetes mellitus type 2 cases with Terry's nails and 1.0 aging case with Terry's nails, 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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