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True hypopigmentation occurs when the skin cells lose pigment and become whiter. However, there are various types of whitening of skin including paleness (not actually related to pigment but related to blood supply). Some cases of hypopigmentation may be described only as "whitening" and their causes may be listed only under whitening. Hypopigmentation, whitening or other skin color changes need prompt professional medical investigation for correct diagnosis....more »
The following medical conditions are some of the possible
causes of Hypopigmentation.
There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor
about your symptoms.
Review the causes of these more specific types of Hypopigmentation:
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Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Hypopigmentation, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.
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Various tests are used in the diagnosis of Hypopigmentation. Some of these are listed below :
Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Hypopigmentation may include these symptoms:
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Research the causes of these symptoms that are similar to, or related to, the symptom Hypopigmentation:
During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Hypopigmentation. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.
It is also very important to bring an up-to-date list of all of your all medical conditions, medications including dosages, and names of numbers of any specialist you see.
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Other medical conditions listed in the Disease Database as possible
causes of Hypopigmentation as a symptom include:
A condition caused by a deficiency or a loss of melanin pigmentation in the epidermis, also known as hypomelanosis. Hypopigmentation can be localized or generalized, and may result from genetic defects, trauma, inflammation, or infections.
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The list of organs typically affected by Hypopigmentation may include, but is not limited to:
The list below shows some of the causes of Hypopigmentation mentioned in various sources:
This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Hypopigmentation. Of the 71 causes of Hypopigmentation that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:
The following list of conditions have 'Hypopigmentation' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.
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This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Hypopigmentation based
on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:
Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Hypopigmentation, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.
Important:In extreme cases, always seek advice from emergency services :
Subtypes of Hypopigmentation:
Medical Conditions associated with Hypopigmentation:
Skin color changes (2348 causes), Whitening (69 causes), Pigmentation symptoms (305 causes), Paleness (536 causes), Skin symptoms (5992 causes), Skin problems (3422 causes), Skin color symptoms (2348 causes)
Symptoms related to Hypopigmentation:
Whitening (69 causes), Paleness (536 causes), Skin color changes (2348 causes), Dark skin (136 causes), Hyperpigmentation (151 causes), Actinic granuloma, Albinoidism, Oculocutaneous, Autosomal dominant, Anemia (926 causes), Anetoderma, Angelman's syndrome, Azelaic acid, Chediak-Higashi disease, Cross-McKusick-Breen syndrome, Griscelli syndrome type 1, Griscelli syndrome type 2
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