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Further information about Dark skin is below, or review more specific information about these types of Dark skin: hyperpigmentation, purple skin, bronze skin, cafe-au-lait spots, Increased pigmentation, Skin, bronze, Black patches of skin, Persistent brown pigmentation or other types.
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....more »
The following medical conditions are some of the possible
causes of Dark skin.
There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor
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Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Dark skin, 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 Dark skin. Some of these are listed below :
Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Dark skin may include these symptoms:
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During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Dark skin. 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.
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The list of organs typically affected by Dark skin may include, but is not limited to:
The list below shows some of the causes of Dark skin 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 Dark skin. Of the 136 causes of Dark skin that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:
The following list of conditions have 'Dark skin' 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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The following list of medical conditions have Dark skin or similar listed as a medical complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. 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 Dark skin based
on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:
Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Dark skin, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.
Important:In extreme cases, always seek advice from emergency services :
Subtypes of Dark skin:
Hyperpigmentation (151 causes), Purple skin (16 causes), Bronze skin (19 causes), Cafe-au-lait spots (48 causes), Increased pigmentation (20 causes), Skin, bronze (2 causes), Black patches of skin (7 causes), Persistent brown pigmentation (10 causes), Excess skin pigmentation (32 causes)
Medical Conditions associated with Dark skin:
Symptoms related to Dark skin:
Skin color changes (2348 causes), Hyperpigmentation (151 causes), Whitening (69 causes), Hypopigmentation (71 causes), Blueness (439 causes), Cyanosis (439 causes), Purple skin (16 causes), Orange skin (14 causes), Yellow skin (397 causes), Sun sensitivity (31 causes), Hyperpigmentation (151 causes), Skin color changes (2348 causes), Purple skin (16 causes), Melanoma, Nevus, Sun burn (1 cause), chemical burn (5 causes), skin pigment
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