Diffuse nail dyschromia in black patients with systemic lupus erythematosus

R. Y. Vaughn, J. P. Bailey, R. S. Field, D. H. Loebl, H. G. Mealing, R. S. Jerath, R. E. Dorlon

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Abstract

Diffuse dark blue-black chromonychia was observed in 17 of 33 (52%) black patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), but not in 47 non-SLE black patients. About half of these patients had active disease. A comparison was made between patients with SLE with chromonychia and those without but no distinctive clinical or laboratory variable differentiated the 2 groups. This pattern of nail hyperpigmentation has not previously been associated with SLE.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)640-643
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Rheumatology
Volume17
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jan 1 1990

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Keywords

  • Chromonychia
  • Nail dyschromia
  • Nail pigmentation
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rheumatology
  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Immunology

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Vaughn, R. Y., Bailey, J. P., Field, R. S., Loebl, D. H., Mealing, H. G., Jerath, R. S., & Dorlon, R. E. (1990). Diffuse nail dyschromia in black patients with systemic lupus erythematosus. Journal of Rheumatology, 17(5), 640-643.