Cyclophosphamide-induced melanonychia


A case of drug-induced melanonychia due to cyclophosphamide is described in a patient with lupus nephritis. This resolved completely at 20 weeks after stopping the drug. Clinicians should be aware of the causes of melanonychia, and, if drug-induced melanonychia is suspected, the offending drug should be stopped whenever possible.

Author Biographies

Mazhar H Amirali, Stellenbosch University
Senior Registrar/ISN Fellow in training - Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Nephrology, Stellenbosch University, Cape Town.
Mogamat-Yazied Chothia, Stellenbosch University

Nephrologist & Senior Lecturer, Divisions of General Medicine & Nephrology, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University, Cape Town

How to Cite
Amirali, Mazhar H, and Mogamat-Yazied Chothia. 2019. “Cyclophosphamide-Induced Melanonychia”. African Journal of Nephrology 22 (1), 10-11.
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