Chevron nail

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Chevron nail
SymptomsNail ridges converging towards middle of nail tip[1]
Usual onsetChildren[1]
PrognosisResolves without treatment[1]

Chevron nail, also known as Herringbone nail, is a transient fingernail ridge pattern seen in children.[1] The oblique ridge arises from the base of the nail and converges in a V-shaped pattern towards the middle of the nail tip.[1] It typically occurs in all the nails.[2]

The nail growth pattern has no known association with medical problems and tends to resolve by early adulthood.[3]

It is rare.[1]

See also


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 James, William D.; Elston, Dirk; Treat, James R.; Rosenbach, Misha A.; Neuhaus, Isaac (2020). "33. Diseases of the skin appendages". Andrews' Diseases of the Skin: Clinical Dermatology (13th ed.). Edinburgh: Elsevier. p. 785. ISBN 978-0-323-54753-6. Archived from the original on 2023-06-30. Retrieved 2023-05-31.
  2. Bellet, Jane Sanders (2021). "Paediatric nail disorders". In Lipner, Shari (ed.). Nail Disorders: Diagnosis and Management, An Issue of Dermatologic Clinics. Philadelphia: Elsevier. p. 231. ISBN 978-0-323-70923-1. Archived from the original on 2022-07-02. Retrieved 2022-07-01.
  3. Monteagudo, Benigno; Suárez-Amor, Óscar (February 2010). "Chevron Nail". Indian Pediatrics Journal. Archived from the original on 2013-02-11. Retrieved 2014-02-08.