LONGITUDINAL ERYTHRONYCHIA

By Gary M. White, MD

Longitudinal erythronychia Erythronychia from an onychopapilloma. Photograph courtesy of Julie Minocha, MD


Longitudinal erythronychia (LE) is a red streak that runs the length of the nail.

Clinical

A pink to red streak runs longitudinally along a nail.

References

Solitary

Onychopapilloma. JAAD January 2011 Volume 64, Issue 1, Pages 167.e1–167.e11

Amelanotic Melanoma FJAAD January 2011 Volume 64, Issue 1, Pages 167.e1–167.e11

Multiple

Multiple linear red bands on the fingernails: Idiopathic polydactylous longitudinal erythronychia Dermatology Online Journal 18(2)

Darier Disease. JAAD January 2011 Volume 64, Issue 1, Pages 167.e1–167.e11

GvHD. JAAD January 2011 Volume 64, Issue 1, Pages 167.e1–167.e11

Additional Pictures

Longitudinal erythronychia

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