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Perspectives on dermoscopy

Nailing the diagnosis

Alex J Chamberlain, Jean-yves Gourhant
Dermoscopy can be useful in deciding when to perform a biopsy in patients presenting with band-like nail plate pigmentation.
Key Points
    Case presentations
    Case 1

    A 60-year-old woman presented for assessment of progressive splitting of her left third fingernail associated with chronic paronychia. She admitted to picking at the nail and thought that some of the changes were self-induced. There was no other specific history of trauma or psoriasis.

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