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Contents for Dark skin
  1. Introduction: Dark skin
  2. Causes (136 conditions)
  3. Causes of Types
  4. Diagnostic tests (18 listings)
  5. Questions your doctor may ask (and why) (17 listings)
  6. Combined symptoms
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Dark skin

Darkening: Darkening is listed as an alternate name or description for symptom:

Causes of Dark skin (Darkening): See detailed list of causes below.

Dark skin (medical symptom): Darkening of the skin as a symptom

Introduction: Darkening

Dark skin (medical symptom): There are various types of skin darkening. One type is hyperpigmentation that occurs when certain skin cells release more pigment (dark color). Darkening of the skin due to "blueness" is called cyanosis (see also blue skin) or purple skin. Darkening may sometimes occur from redness or bruising. Other types of skin darkening can result from sun exposure, certain dietary items, and certain chemicals; see also skin color changes for particular colors such as redness, blueness and other skin color changes. Skin darkening, color changes, or hyperpigmentation can be the symptom of some severe diseases (e.g. Addison's, scleroderma), and any such symptoms require prompt professional medical investigation.

Causes of Dark skin (Darkening)

The list of medical condition causes of Dark skin (Darkening) includes:

All 136 causes of Dark skin

More Specific Symptoms for Darkening:

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Related Symptoms for Darkening

Research the causes of these related symptoms that are similar to, or related to, the symptom Darkening:

Broader Symptom Types for Darkening:

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More Symptom Information for Darkening

For a medical symptom description of 'Darkening', the following symptom information may be relevant to the symptoms: Dark skin (symptom). However, note that other causes of the symptom 'Darkening' may be possible.

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