Subungual blue nevus with combined phenotypic features

Department of Dermatology, Brown Medical School, Providence, Rhode Island 02903, USA.
Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology (Impact Factor: 4.45). 07/2008; 58(6):1021-4. DOI: 10.1016/j.jaad.2008.02.030
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Blue nail dyschromia may represent melanocytic, vascular, or other etiologies. A case of a subungual blue nodule is presented, with a pseudo-clubbed nail. On histopathologic examination, there was a combined subungual blue nevus, with features of a common blue nevus and a pigmented epithelioid melanocytoma. This unusual presentation is reviewed, with a discussion of blue nail dyschromia and subungual blue nevi.

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