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What are the tests that indicate hypopigmentation?
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Dr. Adam Bodian
Dermatology
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In brief: Light skin spots
Hypopigmentation or light skin spots, may be diagnosed easily in the office by a machine called a woods lamp.
This is like a "black light". Causes of hypopigmentation are a decrease of melanin, melanocytes or the Amino Acid tyrosine. Sometimes a fungus of the skin may cause hypopigmentation so a simple culture of the skin can diagnose the cause. Complete loss of skin pigment is called vitiligo.

In brief: Light skin spots
Hypopigmentation or light skin spots, may be diagnosed easily in the office by a machine called a woods lamp.
This is like a "black light". Causes of hypopigmentation are a decrease of melanin, melanocytes or the Amino Acid tyrosine. Sometimes a fungus of the skin may cause hypopigmentation so a simple culture of the skin can diagnose the cause. Complete loss of skin pigment is called vitiligo.
Dr. Adam Bodian
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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine
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In brief: Observation
If there are areas of lighter pigmentation adjacent to or surrounded by normal pigmentation, the lighter areas are hypopigmented.

In brief: Observation
If there are areas of lighter pigmentation adjacent to or surrounded by normal pigmentation, the lighter areas are hypopigmented.
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
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