Indian Journal of Paediatric Dermatology

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

Benign pigmentation of nails

Biplab Maji, Sandipan Dhar 
 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

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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Maji B, Dhar S. Benign pigmentation of nails.Indian J Paediatr Dermatol 2014;15:86-88

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Maji B, Dhar S. Benign pigmentation of nails. Indian J Paediatr Dermatol [serial online] 2014 [cited 2020 Nov 25 ];15:86-88
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