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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 86-88

Benign pigmentation of nails

Departments of Pediatric Medicine and Pediatric Dermatology, Institute of Child Health, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

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Biplab Maji
Institute of Child Health, 11 Biresh Guha Street, Kolkata - 700 017, West Bengal
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DOI: 10.4103/2319-7250.139506

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Nail bed pigmentation or melanonychia is common in Blacks. Sometimes it is seen in Whites and Japanese, and may be associated with pigmentation of lips and oral mucosa, termed as Laugier-Hunziker (LH) syndrome. Nail pigmentation is usually in the form of longitudinal bands, sometimes with nail dystrophy, mostly acquired, and majority of the times associated with a family history. Here, we are reporting two cases of Indian origin with benign hyperpigmented nails, in which no possible cause was identified and there was no family history with such lesions.

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