red (= reddish nail moon)
A red lunula belongs to the most common color changes in fingernails; red lunulae are a non-specific finding in various disparate conditions as: cardiovascular disease, collagen vascular disease, congestive heart (cardiac) failure, rheumatoid arthritis, pulmonary disorders (lung disease), and hematologic malignancy [source: Medscape]
Less common causes of red lunula colour are: alopecia, lupus erythematosus, and poisoning (carbon monoxide, heavy metal). Additional info: diffuse reddish nail bed / lunula.
Synonyms: reddish 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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