Glossary for Altered pigmentation
Medical terms related to Altered pigmentation or mentioned in this section include:
- Acanthosis nigricans: A diffuse colour change to the skin with dark pigmentation, particularly in the axillae
- Adrenal gland symptoms: Symptoms affecting the adrenal glands
- Altered pigmentation in pregnancy: Altered pigmentation in pregnancy consists of a deepening of the colour of the areolae, and appearance of the linea nigra on the abdomen, together with a change in colour of the vagina and cervix from pink to a deep purple colour due to venous dilatation. Additionally some women develop brown patches of pigmentation on their faces (typically over the cheekbones.) These changes reverse after pregnancy.
- Bullous systemic lupus erythematosus: A blistering disease that can develop in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). The process is mediated by autoantibodies.
- Burning symptoms: Any burning or burn-like sensations.
- Chloasma: Red facial marks in women related to hormones
- Discoid Lupus: Discoid lupus erythematosus (DLE) is a form of lupus erythematosus marked by chronic skin eruptions. It is a chronic skin condition of sores with inflammation and scarring favoring the face, ears, and scalp and at times on other body areas.
- Eczema: Skin rash usually from allergic causes.
- Erythrasma: A condition where there is a bacterial skin infection that is located in the armpits or the groin
- Face symptoms: Symptoms affecting the face
- Fungal infections: Symptoms from various fungal infections
- Head symptoms: Symptoms affecting the head or brain
- Hypopigmented lesions in children: Hypopigmented lesions in children refers are sores or ulcers that are colorless or have lost color in a child.
- Melanoma: Melanoma is the most dangerous type of skin cancer. It is the leading cause of death from skin disease. It involves cells called melanocytes, which produce a skin pigment called melanin. Melanin is responsible for skin and hair color.
- Mole: Darkened growths on the skin; everyone has a few.
- Muscle symptoms: Symptoms affecting the muscles of the body
- Nerve symptoms: Symptoms affecting the nerves
- Peutz-Jeghers Syndrome: A hereditary disorder involving the presence of numerous polyps in the lining of the small intestine and pigmentation around the lips, inside the mouth and on the palms and soles.
- Photosensitivity: sensitivity on exposure to sunlight
- Pigmentation symptoms: Symptoms related to pigmentation levels in the skin.
- Pityriasis Alba: A chronic skin condition affecting mostly children or adolescents. It involves hypopigmentation or lighter patches on the skin usually on the cheeks. The rash may be covered by fine skin flakes.
- Pregnancy symptoms: Symptoms related to pregnancy.
- Rash: Rash of any type affecting the skin.
- Skeletal symptoms: Symptoms affecting the skeletal system such as the bones.
- Skin color changes: Skin changes such as redness, blueness, or whitening.
- Skin problems: Any condition that affects the skin
- Skin symptoms: Symptoms affecting the skin.
- Sun allergy: An immune system reaction to sun exposure which usually takes the form of a red itchy skin rash.
- Sunburn: A skin inflammatory reaction due to overexposure to sun
- Systemic lupus erythematosus: chronic autoimmune disease that can be fatal, though with recent medical advances, fatalities are becoming increasingly rare.
- Tinea versicolor: A condition which is characterized by a chronic noninflammatory multiple macular patches
- Vitiligo: A condition which is characterized by chronic pigmentary changes to the skin seen by white patches
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