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CASE REPORT
Year : 2021  |  Volume : 25  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 44-45

Hydroxyurea-induced azure lunula: Case Report


Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Science, Wardha, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Sejal Chandak
Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences, Wardha - 442 001, Maharashtra
India
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DOI: 10.4103/jdds.jdds_14_20

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Alteration in the color of the lunula can either be due to a cutaneous or systemic disorder or may be due to a drug effect. Azure or blue lunula is a disorder of pigmentation of nail lunula. This bluish discoloration was noted in fingernails of both hands and great toes. Hereby, we report a case of azure lunula in a child with sickle cell disease receiving oral hydroxyurea 500 mg daily.


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