755-nm Q-Switched Alexandrite Laser as a Treatment for Melanonychia Caused by Onychomycosis

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Melanonychia is defined as brown or black pigmentation on a nail caused by melanin and other exogenous pigments. While the most common causes are benign nevi, trauma, onychomycosis, or medications, melanonychia may be a result of a subungual melanoma. When it is the result of a benign condition, patients may desire treatment for aesthetic reasons.
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