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Is hyperpigmentation in addison's disease reversible?

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Dr. Robert Jackson
Dermatology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Yes if corrected.

In brief: Yes

Yes if corrected.
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Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
Pediatrics - Endocrinology

In brief: Yes

What determines the long term pigmentation of the skin the number of pigment producing cells "called melanocytes".
In addison's disease (especially if untreated or undertreated), the hyperpigmentation is due to prolonged acth stimulation of the melanocytes, asking it to make more pigment "melanin". Once acth levels come back to normal, the skin shoud return to its baseline pigmentation tone.

In brief: Yes

What determines the long term pigmentation of the skin the number of pigment producing cells "called melanocytes".
In addison's disease (especially if untreated or undertreated), the hyperpigmentation is due to prolonged acth stimulation of the melanocytes, asking it to make more pigment "melanin". Once acth levels come back to normal, the skin shoud return to its baseline pigmentation tone.
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