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melanonychia striata 

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melanonychia striata


A descriptive term for the presence of a longitudinal dark stripe arising in the lunula of a (finger- or toe-) nail bed and extending to the distal end of the nail in the axis of normal nail growth. 

Single melanonychia striata


• Melanocytic

• Melanoma

• Melanocytic hyperplasia

• Nevus


• Bowen’s disease

• Myxoid cyst

• Wart

Pseudo-Melanonychia Striata

• Hemorrhage

• Foreign body

• Onychomycosis 

Modified from Podiatry Management Nov/Dec 2012 


N Engl J Med 2011; 364:e

22 March 17, 2011DOI: 10.1056/NEJMicm1005706

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