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.