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Glossary for Increased pigmentation

Medical terms related to Increased pigmentation or mentioned in this section include:

  • ACTH resistance: A rare inherited genetic disorder characterized by adrenal insufficiency due to the adrenal gland's inability to respond to ACTH and hence produce the hormone called cortisol.
  • Acanthosis nigricans: A diffuse colour change to the skin with dark pigmentation, particularly in the axillae
  • Adrenal hyperplasia, congenital type 3: A group of disorders that occur when a deficiency of 21-hydroxylase impairs the normal process of making adrenal corticosteroids. The severity of the condition is variable depending on the degree of deficiency.
  • Bruising: Bleeding under skin leading to discoloration.
  • Congenital adrenal hyperplasia -- simple virilizing form in males: A group of disorder that occur when a deficiency of 21-hydroxylase impairs the normal process of making adrenal corticosteroids. The simple virilizing form involves a moderate deficiency of 21-hydroxylase and differs in its effects on males and females.
  • Dark skin: Darkening of the skin as a symptom
  • Dermatopathia pigmentosa reticularis: A very rare syndrome characterized mainly by increased skin pigmentation, thickened skin on palms and soles and reduced sweating.
  • Hemochromatosis: Excess of iron leading to problems with joints, liver, heart and pancreas.
  • Hyperpigmentation: Excess skin pigment or coloration
  • Hyperpigmentation in children: Hyperpigmentation in children refers to a child who has areas of skin that are lighter in color than the surrounding skin.
  • Increased pigmentation in pregnancy: Increased 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.
  • Lipoid congenital adrenal hyperplasia: A rare form of congenital adrenal hyperplasia where the early phase of adrenal cortisol production is defective which causes mineralocorticoid deficiency. Male pseudohermaphroditism is the main characteristic of this disorder.
  • Lymphocytic vasculitis: Blood vessel inflammation due to infiltration of blood vessel walls with lymphocytes which can causes raised skin welts which can be tender and painful. The skin often remains darkened after the lesions are resolved.
  • Mole: Darkened growths on the skin; everyone has a few.
  • Neurofibromatosis: Nerve disorders often leading to tumors on nerves.
  • Pigmentation symptoms: Symptoms related to pigmentation levels in the skin.
  • Prurigo: Itchy nodules created by repeated scratching.
  • Prurigo nodularis of Hyde: A relatively uncommon skin disorder involving the development of firm itchy skin nodules. The nodules usually start on the arms and legs but can affect any part of the body in varying numbers. The exact cause is unknown but it is often associated with conditions such as atopic dermatitis, linear IgA disease, liver failure, kidney failure, internal malignancies and Becker's nevus.
  • Schwartz, Cohen-Addad, Lambert syndrome: A rare disorder characterized by increased pigmentation and a central nervous system malformation (myelomeningocele).
  • Skin color changes: Skin changes such as redness, blueness, or whitening.
  • Skin problems: Any condition that affects the skin
  • Skin rash: Change in the skin which affects the color, appearance or texture.
  • Skin symptoms: Symptoms affecting the skin.
  • Visceral leishmaniasis: A tropical disease caused by a protozoan organism and transmitted to humans through sand fly bites. Also called Assam fever, black fever, dumdum fever, ponos or kala-azar.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Increased pigmentation:

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