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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

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Altered pigmentation:

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