Dermoscopic findings in Laugier-hunziker syndrome


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GENCOGLAN G., Gerceker-Turk B. , KILINC-KARAARSLAN I., Akalin T. , OZDEMIR F.

ARCHIVES OF DERMATOLOGY, vol.143, no.5, pp.631-633, 2007 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 143 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1001/archderm.143.5.631
  • Title of Journal : ARCHIVES OF DERMATOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.631-633

Abstract

Background: Laugier-Hunziker syndrome (LHS) is a rare, acquired mucocutaneous hyperpigmentation often associated with longitudinal melanonychia. The clinical behavior of mucocutaneous pigmented lesions ranges from benign to highly malignant. Therefore, in most cases, the clinical diagnosis should be confirmed by further diagnostic methods. Dermoscopy is a noninvasive technique that has been used to make more accurate diagnoses of pigmented skin lesions. Nevertheless, to our knowledge, the dermoscopic features of the pigmented lesions in LHS have not been described previously. Herein, we report a case of LHS together with its dermoscopic features.