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Whitening: Introduction

Further information about Whitening is below, or review more specific information about these types of Whitening: hypopigmentation, white patches, White Nails, White skin patches, Decreased pigmentation, Vitiligo, Uremic frost or other types.

Whitening of the skin often refers to a loss of pigment from the skin, called hypopigmentation. Lightening of the skin due to paleness is more properly called pallor. Any skin whitening or paleness symptoms need prompt professional medical advice....more »

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Causes of Whitening:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Whitening. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Whitening

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Causes of Types of Whitening:

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Whitening Treatments

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Stories from Users for Whitening

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Message Boards for Whitening

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Whitening: Animations

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Whitening

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Whitening: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Whitening

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Whitening: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Organs affected by Whitening:

The list of organs typically affected by Whitening may include, but is not limited to:

Detailed list of causes of Whitening

The list below shows some of the causes of Whitening mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Whitening?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Whitening. Of the 69 causes of Whitening that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 2 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 2 causes are "common" diseases
  • 2 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 3 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 6 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 60 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Whitening:

The following list of conditions have 'Whitening' 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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  • HIV/AIDS ... mouth white spots, unusual mouth blemishes













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Causes of Whitening Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Whitening based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?
  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    Classifications of Whitening:

    Subtypes of Whitening:

    Hypopigmentation (71 causes), White patches (12 causes), White Nails (45 causes), White skin patches (14 causes), Decreased pigmentation (15 causes), Vitiligo (10 causes), Uremic frost (5 causes)

    Medical Conditions associated with Whitening:

    Paleness (536 causes), Skin symptoms (5992 causes), Skin color changes (2348 causes), Skin problems (3422 causes), Skin color symptoms (2348 causes), Pigmentation symptoms (305 causes)

    Symptoms related to Whitening:

    Hypopigmentation (71 causes), Paleness (536 causes), Skin color changes (2348 causes), Dark skin (136 causes), Hyperpigmentation (151 causes), Lines on skin (9 causes), White patches (12 causes), White Nails (45 causes), White skin patches (14 causes), Decreased pigmentation (15 causes), Vitiligo (10 causes), Uremic frost (5 causes)

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