European Journal of Dermatology


Transverse leukonychia following chemotherapy in a patient with Hodgkin’s disease Volume 10, issue 5, July - August 2000


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Department of Medicine I and Department of Dermatology, University Hospital “Carl Gustav Carus”, Technical University of Dresden, Fetscherstraße 74, 01307 Dresden, Germany.

Nail changes often represent diagnostic hallmarks for a variety of systemic diseases. The awareness of drug-induced nail injuries is important in order to avoid unnecessary diagnostic activities. We observed a 21-year-old female patient with Hodgkin’s lymphoma, who developed transverse leukonychia of all fingernails associated with polychemotherapy.