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What exactly causes a skin pigmentation disorder?
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Dr. Robert Jackson
Dermatology
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Robert Jackson
Dr. Robert Jackson
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Dr. Chakshu Gupta
Pathology
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
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