Longitudinal melanonychia induced by 3¢-azidodeoxythymidine: Report of 9 cases

Antonella Tosti, Giuseppe Gaddoni, Pier Alessandro Fanti, Antonietta D’Antuono, Francesco Albertini

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9 Caucasian patients who developed longitudinal melanonychia during 3'-azidodeoxythymidine (AZT) treatment for HIV infection are reported. The occurrence of nail pigmentation was not related to drug dosage or to the severity of the HIV infection. AZT as well as other drugs acting on DNA synthesis or transcription seem to be a quite frequent cause of longitudinal melanonychia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)217-220
Number of pages4
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1990
Externally publishedYes


  • 3'-azidodeoxythymidine
  • longitudinal melanonychia
  • zidovudine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology


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