Article Text

PDF
Images in paediatrics
Multiple-band melanonychia striata
  1. Isabella Giuseppin1,
  2. Enrico Valerio2,
  3. Mario Cutrone3
  1. 1 Department of Pediatrics, Ospedale di San Donà di Piave, San Donà di Piave, Venezia, Italy
  2. 2 Department of Woman and Child Health, Medical School, University of Padua, Padova, Italy
  3. 3 Department of Pediatrics, Ospedale Dell'Angelo, Mestre, Venezia, Italy
  1. Correspondence to Dr Enrico Valerio, Department of Woman and Child Health, Medical School, University of Padua, Via Giustiniani, 3, Padova 35128, Italy; enrico.valerio.md{at}gmail.com

Statistics from Altmetric.com

Case history

A 10-year-old Moroccan boy was evaluated for the appearance of non-evolutive multiple longitudinal hyperpigmented streaks on fingernails and toenails (figure 1). The remaining physical examination and history were negative. A diagnosis of multiple-band melanonychia striata (MS) was made.

Figure 1

(A) Melanonychia striata multipla (fingernails of both hands are affected); (B) Hyperpigmentation of right foot toenails in the same patient as A.

Nail pigmentary …

View Full Text

Request permissions

If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.