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October 2017

The Linear Nail Streak: A Lesson in Cultural Humility

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Dermatology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina
JAMA Dermatol. 2017;153(10):1064-1065. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2017.2328

Studies of the epidemiology of melanoma indicate that individuals with skin of color have an increased risk of acral lentiginous melanoma compared with other population groups.1 In South Africa, a retrospective analysis of melanoma in black patients revealed that subungual melanoma occurred in more than 10% of cases.2

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