We report here our experience on the use of dermoscopy for the detection of subungual red comets, which are sometimes present in the nails of patients affected by tuberous sclerosis complex. Dermoscopy allowed us to visualize, with better resolution than the naked eye, very tortuous capillaries surrounded by a whitish halo and close parallel binary tortuous capillaries. In some cases, subungual red comets are associated with the presence of periungual or subungual fibromas, but their exact pathogenesis remains unknown.

Dermoscopy of subungual red comets associated with tuberous sclerosis complex

Sechi, Andrea;Savoia, Francesco
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Patrizi, Annalisa;Sacchelli, Lidia;Neri, Iria
2019

Abstract

We report here our experience on the use of dermoscopy for the detection of subungual red comets, which are sometimes present in the nails of patients affected by tuberous sclerosis complex. Dermoscopy allowed us to visualize, with better resolution than the naked eye, very tortuous capillaries surrounded by a whitish halo and close parallel binary tortuous capillaries. In some cases, subungual red comets are associated with the presence of periungual or subungual fibromas, but their exact pathogenesis remains unknown.
Sechi, Andrea; Savoia, Francesco; Patrizi, Annalisa; Sacchelli, Lidia; Neri, Iria
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