Acquired blue nevus of the nail bed

Daniel M. Klufas, Syril Keena Que, Adrienne Berke, Steven Brett Sloan

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Abstract

Blue nevi are benign proliferations of melaninproducing dendritic melanocytes located in the dermis. These nevi tend to occur mostly on the skin, predominantly on the head and neck, dorsal aspects of the distal extremities, and the sacral area, but can also occasionally appear on mucosal surfaces. Blue nevi of the nail apparatus are uncommon. The majority originate in the nail matrix where there is a higher density of melanocytes. Herein we report on a 47-year-old man with a rare common blue nevus of the nail bed, an area with low melanocyte density. A thorough review of the English language literature found no documented cases of acquired blue nevi originating in the nailbed of the toe.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numberdoj_33963
JournalDermatology Online Journal
Volume23
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016
Externally publishedYes

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Blue Nevus
Nails
Melanocytes
Nevus
Toes
Dermis
Neck
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Extremities
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Skin

Keywords

  • Benign melanocytic lesions
  • Blue nevus
  • Nail apparatus
  • Subungual melanoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology

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Klufas, D. M., Que, S. K., Berke, A., & Sloan, S. B. (2016). Acquired blue nevus of the nail bed. Dermatology Online Journal, 23(2), [doj_33963].

Acquired blue nevus of the nail bed. / Klufas, Daniel M.; Que, Syril Keena; Berke, Adrienne; Sloan, Steven Brett.

In: Dermatology Online Journal, Vol. 23, No. 2, doj_33963, 01.01.2016.

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Klufas, DM, Que, SK, Berke, A & Sloan, SB 2016, 'Acquired blue nevus of the nail bed', Dermatology Online Journal, vol. 23, no. 2, doj_33963.
Klufas DM, Que SK, Berke A, Sloan SB. Acquired blue nevus of the nail bed. Dermatology Online Journal. 2016 Jan 1;23(2). doj_33963.
Klufas, Daniel M. ; Que, Syril Keena ; Berke, Adrienne ; Sloan, Steven Brett. / Acquired blue nevus of the nail bed. In: Dermatology Online Journal. 2016 ; Vol. 23, No. 2.
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