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August 1963

The Distal Course of Nail Matrix Hemorrhage

Author Affiliations


From the Department of Dermatology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas.

Arch Dermatol. 1963;88(2):186-187. doi:10.1001/archderm.1963.01590200074014

Small nail matrix hemorrhages are incorporated into the nail plate by the distal production of hard keratin. The more proximal the hemorrhage in the nail matrix, the higher the pocket of dry blood will be in the nail. Technically this condition is best described as an intraungual hematoma.