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Can lupus cause a skin pigmentation disorder?

Can lupus cause a skin pigmentation disorder?

Yes: There are several different kinds of lupus. Classic lupus often presents with a butterfly rash across the nose and cheeks. Cutaneous lupus may present with a number of different skin lesions. Alopecia (hair loss) may also occur with lupus. ...Read more

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Skin Pigmentation (Definition)

Skin color comes from four different pigments present in our skin: 1. Melanin - tans or browns in our skin 2. Carotenes - yellows and oranges 3. Oxygenated hemoglobin (in the arteries) - red 4. Deoxygenated hemoglobin (in the veins) - blue skin color is the ...Read more


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What exactly causes a skin pigmentation disorder?

What exactly causes a skin pigmentation disorder?

It depends: Most of the time the immune system is involved the skin is inflammed and the skin lightens or darkens depending on the disorder. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms that characterize skin pigmentation disorder?

What are the symptoms that characterize skin pigmentation disorder?

Pigmentation Disorde: Pigmentation means coloring. Skin pigmentation disorders affect the color of your skin. Skin cells give your skin color by making a substance called melanin. When these cells become damaged or unhealthy, it affects melanin production. Some pigmentation disorders affect just patches of skin. Others affect your entire body. See your dermatologist. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for skin pigmentation disorder?

Depends: On what the disorder is. See a dermatologist for diagnosis and options. Also consider chinese medicine. I have seen some dramatic improvements with herbs that balance the body ...Read more

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Can lupus cause loss of pigmentation on face?

Can lupus cause loss of pigmentation on face?

Yes: But mostly raised demarcated reddish lesions, usually sun sensitive. There are other types of rashes, some may scar. Vitiligo or loss of pigment may happen on its own due to antibodies to melanin. ...Read more

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Have lupus & noticed about two weeks ago venous stasis very dark pigmentation on both ankles & swollen with lump on right calf is this serious?

Have lupus & noticed  about two weeks ago  venous stasis very dark  pigmentation on both ankles & swollen  with lump on right calf is this serious?

Stasis: Sounds like you are headed for chronic venous stasis. You need to be fitted for compression hose to fight the gravity forces. This should help or a pnuematic one can be ordered. ...Read more

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What is fish scale disease, and why does it affect skin pigmentation?

What is fish scale disease, and why does it affect skin pigmentation?

Ichthyosis: Ichthyosis (fish scale disease) is an inherited condition characterized by dry scaly skin as a result in defective skin barrier function. The most common subtype is ichthyosis vulgaris, which is pigmentless.The rare subtype, epidermolytic hyperkeratosis, is characterized by retained thickened scales in skin folds, giving the appearance of "dirty skin" even though no pigment is actually deposited. ...Read more

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What can cause a dark skin pigmentation on my neck ?

Many things: Acanthosis nigricans causes dark, velvety patches of skin on the neck & skin folds and since it can be associated with diabetes or other health issues, it is important to have it looked at. Many other causes exist: sun-exposure, post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, tinea versicolor, other rashes & even retained dirt (terra firma-forme) are just a few! see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Skin Pigmentation Disorder (Definition)

Skin pigmentation disorders are conditions where individuals have abnormal skin pigmentation (darker or lighter), either in certain spots or more ...Read more