How is the underlying etiology of melanonychia treated?

Updated: Sep 10, 2018
  • Author: Chris G Adigun, MD, FAAD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Answer

If melanonychia is secondary to systemic and/or dermatologic disease, treatment of the underlying condition is helpful.

If melanonychia is secondary to a drug, discontinuation of the offending agent may result in clearance.


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