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What exactly causes a skin pigmentation disorder?

What exactly causes a skin pigmentation disorder?

Various: Skin pigmentation can be affected by heriditary disorders, drugs, infections, inflammation, sun exposure, skin cancers, immune diseases or even tumors of internal organs. You are probably referring to vitiligo, which is essentially a auto-immune condition or to albinism, which is genetic. ...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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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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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 definition or description of: Skin pigmentation disorder?

Skin pigmentation: Skin color is derived from a pigment called melanin. Different medical conditions can cause an increase or decrease in melanin which can affect the body in general or just some areas. This affects skin color. ...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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What could cause changes in skin pigmentation?

Sun, hormones, meds: Most common causes of increased pigmentation are sun exposure, hormones (ie: pregnancy, fertility treatments, oral contraceptives, hormonal replacement therapy), and medications (ie: minocycline, tetracycline, doxycycline, sulfa drugs) or combination thereof. Certain diseases associated with hormonal imbalance such as addison's or cushing's can also cause excess pigment. ...Read more

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What is the cause of skin pigmentation at the site of dialysis?

What is the cause of skin pigmentation at the site of dialysis?

See below: If you mean the site of the needle puncture, it could be a hematoma, blood under skin, which can change colour. ...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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Dr. Alexander Rivkin
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Skin Pigmentation Disorder (Definition)

Skin color is derived from a pigment called melanin. Different medical conditions can cause an increase or decrease in melanin which can affect the body in general or just some areas. ...Read more