Spotted Lunula in Alopecia Areata: Clinical and Onychoscopic Features of an Unusual Sign

Spotted Lunula in Alopecia Areata: Clinical and Onychoscopic Features of an Unusual Sign

Authors

  • Michela Starace Dermatology Unit, IRCCS Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria di Bologna, Policlinico S. Orsola-Malpighi; Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna, Italy
  • Stephano Cedirian Dermatology Unit, IRCCS Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria di Bologna, Policlinico S. Orsola-Malpighi; Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna, Italy
  • Carlotta Gurioli Dermatology Unit, IRCCS Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria di Bologna, Policlinico S. Orsola-Malpighi; Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna, Italy
  • Marco Adriano Chessa Dermatology Unit, IRCCS Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria di Bologna, Policlinico S. Orsola-Malpighi; Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna, Italy
  • Bianca Maria Piraccini Dermatology Unit, IRCCS Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria di Bologna, Policlinico S. Orsola-Malpighi; Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna, Italy
  • Iria Neri Dermatology Unit, IRCCS Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria di Bologna, Policlinico S. Orsola-Malpighi; Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna, Italy

Keywords:

Spotted Lunula, alopecia areata, onychoscopy

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2024-01-31

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Spotted Lunula in Alopecia Areata: Clinical and Onychoscopic Features of an Unusual Sign . Dermatol Pract Concept [Internet]. 2024 Jan. 31 [cited 2024 Apr. 12];14(1):e2024002. Available from: https://dpcj.org/index.php/dpc/article/view/3663

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