Published: 2021-05-27

Melanonychia striata: a case report

I. Gede Narendra Yogi Swara Nurasta, Putu Anda  Tusta Adiputra, A.A. Krisna Dwipayana


Melanonychia striata longitudinalis is a pigmented band in the long axis of the nail. The discoloration occured because of increase of melanin in the nail matrix. In most cases, especially in children, melanonychia striata is a benign condition. In this case report a 12-years-old male with melanonychia striata. Longitudinal excision was performed with histopathology examination to rule out malignancy and further management.


Melanonychia striata, Nail matrix, Benign

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