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Summer 2016, Vol. 24 No. 2

Hong Kong J. Dermatol. Venereol. (2016) 24, 87-91

Case Report

Subungual blue naevus presenting with elkonyxis


S Doǧan, N Atakan, H Khurami, O Gökoz, O Bitik


Common blue naevi usually occur on the skin however subungual blue naevi are extremely rare pigmented lesions of the nail. They need to be differentiated from pigmentations, chromogenic nail diseases, infections and most importantly melanoma. Herein, a 39-year-old female patient with subungual blue naevus who presented together with elkonyxis is presented with a brief review of cases from the literature.


Keywords: Blue naevi, elkonyxis, melanoma, nail, subungual

關鍵詞: 藍痣、鑽孔狀甲缺損、黑色素瘤、甲、甲下