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BROWN STRIPE ON NAIL MAY BE A SIGN OF MELANOMA

A brown or dark stripe or path on the nail, or browning onto the cuticle or skin around the nail may be a sign of melanoma and should be taken seriously, especially if it's spreading to the skin.
 
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Dr. Miguel Cunha
 
 
If the brown strip or discoloration extends into your toenail bed or skin, see a podiatrist or doctor right away. In addition to melanoma, brown stripes or patches on toenails could also be a sign of HIV or lupus, podiatrist Miguel Cunha, DPMsaid.
 
Source: Marguerite Ward, Today (NBC) [3/22/19]
 
Courtesy of Barry Block, editor of PM News.
 
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