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Melanonychia is very common nail diorder. Melanonychia produces a solitary dark band in the nail. Melanonychia may reflect a mole or nevus involving the nail matrix, or origin of the nail. Melanonychia can occur in two forms – Longitudinal and Frictional . Melanonychia (pigmentation of nails) in childhood can be caused by drugs (antibiotics, chemotherapeutic agents), infections, skin diseases and rarely subungual malig-nant melanoma.
* Skin diseases (like psoriasis).
* Melanonychia (pigmentation of nails) in childhood can be caused by drugs (antibiotics, chemotherapeutic agents).
* Thickened nails.
* Pain may occur in the nail.
* Yellowing, thickening or crumbling of the nail.

A small number of people with longitudinal melanonychia have subungual melanoma.
Longitudinal melanonychia associated with scleroderma is rare.
* Discoloration of nail may occur.
* Pain may occur in the nail.

In the treatment of Melanonychia (Longitudinal Melanonychia), the hyperpigmentation of the skin and nails induced by chemotherapy is reversible and most commonly seen with drugs like doxorubicin, cyclophosphamide and hydroxyurea. Melanonychia is black or brown pigmentation of the nails.

Melanonychia causes:

* Melanoma – the longitudinal stripe goes beyond the nail fold
* Nail infections such as fungal nail infections
* Skin diseases

Melanonychia Testing:

Nail trauma can also cause brown or black discoloration of the nail. Gradually, the nail may completely separate from the nail bed.

If you have nail discoloration and pain due to nail trauma, do consult your doctor. Longitudinal Melanonychia, also known as Melanonychia Striata results from deposition of melanin in the nail plate from a variety of causes.
* Pain may occur in the nail
* Nail become yellow in color
* Thickening or crumbling of the nail

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