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Melanonychia striata longitudinalis. A case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7076969     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Melanonychia strata longitudinalis is a pigmented (dark brown-tan-black) band running in the long axis of the nail. This abnormal color of the nail plate is caused by a focal increase of melanin because of increased number and/or function of normal or abnormal melanocytes in the nail matrix. Pigmented streaks in nails due to melanocytic hyperplasia are said to be so exceedingly common in black persons as to be normal and the phenomenon is benign in the majority of cases. In our white patient reported here the pigmentation is due to epithelial hyperpigmentation without melanocytic hyperplasia or evidence of malignancy, hormonal abnormality, or other adventitious influence.
C E Kouskoukis; R K Scher; V A Hatcher
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of dermatologic surgery and oncology     Volume:  8     ISSN:  0148-0812     ISO Abbreviation:  J Dermatol Surg Oncol     Publication Date:  1982 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1982-07-08     Completed Date:  1982-07-08     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7707501     Medline TA:  J Dermatol Surg Oncol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  284-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Cell Count
Melanins / metabolism
Melanocytes / pathology
Nail Diseases / metabolism,  pathology*
Pigmentation Disorders / metabolism,  pathology*
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