hypopigmentation


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hy·po·pig·men·ta·tion

 (hī′pō-pĭg′mən-tā′shən)
n.
Diminished pigmentation, especially of the skin.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hypopigmentation - unusual lack of skin color
physical condition, physiological condition, physiological state - the condition or state of the body or bodily functions
albinism - the congenital absence of pigmentation in the eyes and skin and hair
leukoderma - a congenital skin condition characterized by spots or bands of unpigmented skin
vitiligo - an acquired skin disease characterized by patches of unpigmented skin (often surrounded by a heavily pigmented border)
hyperpigmentation - unusual darkening of the skin
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hypopigmentation

n hipopigmentación f
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In terms of disease indication, the market has been classified into hyperpigmentation (melasma, post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, solar lentigines, and others) and hypopigmentation (vitiligo, albinism, and others).
If plaques do recur, they tend to do so in the same location and in some patients resolution may result in hyper or hypopigmentation. Refractory disease may be managed with intralesional steroid injections, or systemic medications such as methotrexate.
It has been proposed that the hypopigmentation is caused by decreased melanin production and altered melanosome dispersal in reaction to Propionibacterium acnes.
The Medicines Compendium lists 'skin hypopigmentation' as a side effect of Votrient.
Examination of the patch under a dermatoscope revealed islands of reticular (lattice-like) hyperpigmentation, focal hypopigmentation, and prominent follicles (FIGURE 2).
The presentations of this metabolic disorder include developmental delay, intellectual disability, epilepsy, ectopia lentis, myopia, hypopigmentation of the skin and hair, marfanoid habitus, and thromboembolic disorders.[3] These manifestations are often overlooked in the early stage until the occur of thrombotic events like cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST).
"For darker skin types or tanned individuals, hyper- or hypopigmentation is a greater concern than in patients with lighter skin types," he said.
The most common Indian skin type according to Fitzpatrick's Phototype has been found to be of type V followed by type IV, [2] and hypopigmentation in darker skinned patients is more pronounced and hence more disturbing for the patient.
Modified techniques include immediate removal of the salt, with resultant reduced scarring and hypopigmentation, and prior dermabrasion of the epidermis.
We report a case of dasatinibinduced hypopigmentation in a young patient with chronic myeloid leukemia and review cases in the literature.
Dilated fundus examination of both eyes showed peripapillary hyper- and hypopigmentation and punched-out chorioretinal lesions in the midperipheral retina consistent with a diagnosis of POHS (Figures 1(a) and 1(b)).
Patients present with congenital sensorineural deafness, heterochromic irides, skin and hair hypopigmentation and various eye abnormalities.2 We report a series of four patients having specific features of this syndrome.