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Glossary for Dark and light patches on the skin

Medical terms related to Dark and light patches on the skin or mentioned in this section include:

  • Actinic keratosis: Gradual thickening of outer skin layers caused by excessive exposure to sunlight. Also called senile keratosis, senile wart or solar keratosis.
  • Altered pigmentation: discoloration of the skin can be caused by various factors
  • Angioma: A benign tumor containing blood or lymph vessels.
  • Dyskeratosis Congenita: A rare genetic disorder characterized by sking pigmentation abnormalities, nail dystrophy and mucous membrane changes.
  • Incontinentia Pigmenti: A rare genetic skin pigmentation disorder characterized by eye, teeth, bone, nail and hair malformations as well as central nervous abnormalities and mental deficiency.
  • Inflammatory symptoms: Symptoms related to inflammation.
  • Kaposi sarcoma: A form of cancer caused by a type of herpesvirus that occurs mainly in the skin but may also affect the lymph nodes, internal organs and mucosal areas. There are four forms of the condition: Classical Indolent form, Endemic African KS, iatrogenic KS and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome-associated KS. Symptoms depend on the extent of internal organ and lymphatic system involvement.
  • Lymphomatoid Granulomatosis: A rare, progressive blood vessel disease where nodular lesions destroy blood vessels - lungs, skin and nervous system are mainly involved.
  • Malnutrition: Any disorder that relates to inadequate intake of nutrients.
  • McCune-Albright Syndrome: A rare genetic multisystem disorder characterized by abnormal skin pigmentation and endocrine gland dysfunction and replacement of parts of bone tissue with fibrous material.
  • Mouth symptoms: Symptoms of the mouth or oral area.
  • Mycosis fungoides: Mycosis fungoides is a rare form of T-cell lymphoma of the skin. The disease is typically slowly progressive and chronic.
  • Neurofibromatosis: Nerve disorders often leading to tumors on nerves.
  • Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma: A condition which is any neoplastic disorder of the lymphoid tissue
  • Pigmentation symptoms: Symptoms related to pigmentation levels in the skin.
  • Skin color changes: Skin changes such as redness, blueness, or whitening.
  • Skin conditions: Any condition that affects the skin
  • Skin pain: Pain affecting the skin.
  • Skin pigmentation: The occurrence of pigmentation that is located in the skin
  • Skin problems: Any condition that affects the skin
  • Skin symptoms: Symptoms affecting the skin.
  • Vitiligo: A condition which is characterized by chronic pigmentary changes to the skin seen by white patches
  • Xeroderma pigmentosum: A rare pigmentary disease that is caused by an enzyme deficiency

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Dark and light patches on the skin:

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