Not all that glitters is gold… Or The Black Plague Revisited  
 Yesterdays post discussed our subungual/friction differential of the phalanyx and sock liner theory.  A word of caution is warranted, as there is a small chance that the lesion could be something more serious. It turns out that a small percentage represent malignant lesions.  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21554050.  
 Know the ABC(DEF)’s of a melanoma.  A ge (50-70),  B lack or  B rown lesion with 3mm or greater breadth,  C hange (or lack of) in nail or nail bed despite treatment,  D igit most involved,  E xtension of pigment into the lateral nail fold,  F amily or personal history. 
 Don’t believe us, read it here:  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10642684.  
 Yup, Black Plague or not, we remain The Gait Guys,

Not all that glitters is gold… Or The Black Plague Revisited

Yesterdays post discussed our subungual/friction differential of the phalanyx and sock liner theory.  A word of caution is warranted, as there is a small chance that the lesion could be something more serious. It turns out that a small percentage represent malignant lesions. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21554050.

Know the ABC(DEF)’s of a melanoma. Age (50-70), Black or Brown lesion with 3mm or greater breadth, Change (or lack of) in nail or nail bed despite treatment, Digit most involved, Extension of pigment into the lateral nail fold, Family or personal history.

Don’t believe us, read it here: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10642684.

Yup, Black Plague or not, we remain The Gait Guys,