Which specialist consultations are beneficial to patients with melanonychia?

Updated: Sep 10, 2018
  • Author: Chris G Adigun, MD, FAAD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Because longitudinal melanonychia is associated with a variety of systemic conditions, these cases may require referral to the appropriate specialist in order to manage the primary disease.

In cases of subungual melanoma with a poor prognosis, consultation with a hematologist/oncologist regarding potential chemotherapeutic options may be warranted.


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