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July 1972

Bowen's Disease of the Nail Bed

Author Affiliations


From the Department of Dermatology, Wayne State University School of Medicine; and Detroit General Hospital, Detroit.

Arch Dermatol. 1972;106(1):79-80. doi:10.1001/archderm.1972.01620100065018

Four cases of Bowen's disease of the nail bed occurred. The clinical appearance of the lesion was characterized by either verrucose hyperplasia, fissures, or ulceration of the nail bed with destruction of the nail plate in the area. Treatment of choice is complete surgical excision of the nail bed and the nail matrix, if it is affected.