Diagnosis and management of nail pigmentations.

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Serval ID
serval:BIB_BE7C9FA18FBC
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Publication sub-type
Review (review): journal as complete as possible of one specific subject, written based on exhaustive analyses from published work.
Collection
Publications
Title
Diagnosis and management of nail pigmentations.
Journal
Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
Author(s)
Braun R.P., Baran R., Le Gal F.A., Dalle S., Ronger S., Pandolfi R., Gaide O., French L.E., Laugier P., Saurat J.H., Marghoob A.A., Thomas L.
ISSN
1097-6787 (Electronic)
ISSN-L
0190-9622
Publication state
Published
Issued date
05/2007
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
56
Number
5
Pages
835-847
Language
english
Notes
Publication types: Journal Article ; Review
Publication Status: ppublish
Abstract
Longitudinal pigmentation of the nail is very common. The differential diagnosis varies from subungual hematoma, to a fungal infection, to a melanocytic lesion (lentigo, nevus melanoma, etc.) to others. Often, dermatologists do not feel at ease with these pathologies and management is often not clear. In many cases, a biopsy is not helpful because an inadequate technique was chosen. The use of noninvasive techniques such as dermoscopy has been described to be useful for the preoperative evaluation and the management decision. Using these technique, one will be able to reduce the number of unnecessary surgeries and to choose the most adequate biopsy technique. In this article, we will review the management, including diagnosis as well as differential diagnosis of nail pigmentations and propose a new algorithm for the non invasive diagnosis of nail pigmentation.

Keywords
Biopsy, Dermoscopy, Diagnosis, Differential, Humans, Nail Diseases/diagnosis, Nail Diseases/surgery, Pigmentation Disorders/diagnosis, Pigmentation Disorders/surgery, Skin Pigmentation/physiology
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Web of science
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