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What is the cause of hyperpigmentation. Is it related to high levels of acth?

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Samyukta Mullangi
Dermatology
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In brief: Multiple reasons

Hyperpigmentation may be caused by sun damage, inflammation, or other skin injuries, including those related to acne vulgaris.
In cushing's disease, there is excessive adrenocorticotropic hormone (acth) production, which leads to hyperpigmentation because msh (melanocyte stimulating hormone) production is a byproduct of acth synthesis from proopiomelanocortin (pomc).

In brief: Multiple reasons

Hyperpigmentation may be caused by sun damage, inflammation, or other skin injuries, including those related to acne vulgaris.
In cushing's disease, there is excessive adrenocorticotropic hormone (acth) production, which leads to hyperpigmentation because msh (melanocyte stimulating hormone) production is a byproduct of acth synthesis from proopiomelanocortin (pomc).
Samyukta Mullangi
Samyukta Mullangi
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Dr. Robert Jackson
Dermatology

In brief: Cacan be

It can be because stimulates more pigment.
See your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options.

In brief: Cacan be

It can be because stimulates more pigment.
See your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options.
Dr. Robert Jackson
Dr. Robert Jackson
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