Dermoscopic examination of the nail bed and matrix

Dermoscopic examination of the nail bed and matrix

Author Hirata, Sergio Henrique Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Yamada, S. Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Almeida, F. A. Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Enokihara, Mauro Y. Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Rosa, I. P. Google Scholar
Enokihara, Milvia MS Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Michalany, Nilceo S. Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Institution Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Abstract Background Dermoscopy has furthered advances in the differential diagnosis of longitudinal melanonychia; however, fewer details observed in the nail, as compared to skin lesions, make interpretation difficult.Methods Ten cases of longitudinal melancholia, from several etiologies, were submitted to direct dermoscopic examination of the nail bed and matrix.Results We observed the presence of globules, streaks, and pigment network in the nail bed and matrix, which are dermoscopic features not seen in the nail plate.Conclusions This procedure enables visualization of dermascopic features not seen in the nail plate, making the diagnosis of melanocytic lesions easier.
Keywords nevus
Language English
Date 2006-01-01
Published in International Journal of Dermatology. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing, v. 45, n. 1, p. 28-30, 2006.
ISSN 0011-9059 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Blackwell Publishing
Extent 28-30
Access rights Open access Open Access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000234464800005

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