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Terry's nails and Mitral Valve Prolapse

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  • Posted By: Elrika
  • July 4, 2008
  • 06:38 AM

Hi, could anyone maybe tell me if there might be a correlation between Mitral Valve Prolapse and Terry's nails. I was diagnosed with MVP 2 years back but can remember from childhood I had quite whitish nails, similar to Terry's nails.

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  • Hi, could anyone maybe tell me if there might be a correlation between Mitral Valve Prolapse and Terry's nails. I was diagnosed with MVP 2 years back but can remember from childhood I had quite whitish nails, similar to Terry's nails. ThanksI don't have an answer for you, but I am trying to research this also. My daughter is 15 and was diagnosed with MVP when she was 2, and within the past 2 years her fingernails and toenails have turned completely white. I am also concerned about this, since from what I am reading it could be anything from liver failure, diabetes etc. I hope we both can find some more out about this condition. Took her to family doctor and he claims it is niacin defiency, but after giving her extra niacin for several months it has not improved at all. Her heart doctor doesn't seem to concerned over it.
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