Spontaneous Regression of a Nail Matrix Melanocytic Nevus in a Child

Austin John Maddy, Antonella Tosti

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Abstract

A 14-year-old Hispanic boy presented with a 0.25-mm wide, sharply demarcated, dark brown band of longitudinal melanonychia of the left thumbnail. A clinical diagnosis of nail matrix nevus was made and the boy was scheduled for follow-up. The band showed proximal fading after 6 months and had completely faded after 11 months, with the proximal nail fold showing small dark brown dots on dermoscopy. We documented the spontaneous regression of melanonychia over 11 months.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e254-e256
JournalPediatric Dermatology
Volume34
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Dermatology

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