Transient, Transverse Melanonychia Associated with Graves Disease and Acute Hepatitis
Article first published online: 2 NOV 2011
© 2011 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Volume 29, Issue 2, pages 220–222, March/April 2012
How to Cite
ACCORDINO, R. E., LANGS-BARLOW, A., PHELPS, R. G., HAMMOND, B. and MERCER, S. E. (2012), Transient, Transverse Melanonychia Associated with Graves Disease and Acute Hepatitis. Pediatric Dermatology, 29: 220–222. doi: 10.1111/j.1525-1470.2011.01574.x
- Issue published online: 13 MAR 2012
- Article first published online: 2 NOV 2011
Abstract: Melanonychia is a black, tan, or brown streak within the nail plate subsequent to activation of melanocytes in the nail matrix. We present a case of a Haitian girl who presented with transverse melanonychia involving all 10 fingernails in the setting of hyperthyroidism and acute liver injury. Melanonychia has been described only one time in the literature in the setting of hyperthyroidism though this patient also underwent radium treatment which could have led to nail changes.