Nail discoloration in pediatric skin of color patients.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Nail pigmentation in children can cause significant anxiety in parents and clinicians. Different pigments of the nails, such as yellow, orange, and green, can all occur; however, this paper will focus on the dark pigments: brown, gray, and black pigmentation of the nails. Many causes of dark coloration of the nails exist; almost all causes in pediatric patients are benign and require no treatment. Melanoma is the one diagnosis that physicians do not want to miss. Fortunately, this is extremely rare in children.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Bellet, JS

Published Date

  • November 2021

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 38 Suppl 2 /

Start / End Page

  • 37 - 41

PubMed ID

  • 34263476

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1525-1470

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1111/pde.14659


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States