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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;{at}

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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.

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  • Contributors IG wrote the first draft of this manuscript; EV and MC contributed to the critical revision of the manuscript and produced the iconographic documentation.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Parental/guardian consent obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.