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Cutaneous Dirt-Adherent Disease With Single Apparent Transverse Leukonychia on the Fingernails

Shi-Jun Shan, MD; Tian-Hua Xu, PhD; Jia Liu, MD; Junping Lin, PhD; Shuhong Yin, MD; Yuxiao Hong, MD; Huachen Wei, MD, PhD; Ying Guo, MD; Zhiyi Fu, MD; Hong-Duo Chen, MD
Arch Dermatol. 2009;145(9):1070-1071. doi:10.1001/archdermatol.2009.208.
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Wang  LLuo  JHuang  X Cutaneous dirtadherent disease: a case report [in Chinese]. J Clin Dermatol 2002;31 (6) 391
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PubMed Link to Article[[XSLOpenURL/10.3314/jjmm.46.193]]
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Patient with cutaneous dirt-adherent disease and apparent transverse leukonychia. A, Thick, dark brown crusts on most of the face. B, Single apparent transverse leukonychia on all of the fingernails (arrows). C, Complete remission of facial lesions.

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Histopathologic image. Histologic examination of a specimen from a submaxillary lesion revealed marked hyperkeratosis with follicular plugs and superficial lymphocytic infiltration (hematoxylin-eosin, original magnification ×40).

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