Subungual melanoma: a deceptive disorder.

  title={Subungual melanoma: a deceptive disorder.},
  author={Gopal A Patel and Gangaram Ragi and Jan Krysicki and Robert A. Schwartz},
  journal={Acta dermatovenerologica Croatica : ADC},
  volume={16 4},
Subungual melanoma is an uncommon form of acral melanoma that arises within the nail bed. The incidence for acral melanomas is similar worldwide, but the proportion is higher in dark-skinned individuals. The subungual form represents about 2% of cutaneous non-sun induced melanomas in the western world, and up to 75% in Africans, 10% in Japanese, and 25% in the Chinese of Hong Kong. Up to 33% of subungual melanomas are amelanotic. Black pigmentation of the adjacent nail fold, termed Hutchinson's… CONTINUE READING

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