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.

Article Extract

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.