hypopigmentation

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hypopigmentation

 [hi″po-pig″men-ta´-shun]
abnormally decreased pigmentation resulting from decreased melanin production.

hy·po·pig·men·ta·tion

(hī'pō-pig'men-tā'shun),
Deficiency of cutaneous melanin relative to surrounding skin. See: albinism.
[hypo- + pigmentation]

hypopigmentation

(hī′pō-pĭg′mən-tā′shən)
n.
Diminished pigmentation, especially of the skin.

hypopigmentation

[-pig′məntā′shən]
Etymology: Gk, hypo + L, pigmentum, paint
unusual lack of skin color, but not complete lack of pigment as seen in albinism. Compare hyperpigmentation.

hy·po·pig·men·ta·tion

(hī'pō-pig'mĕn-tā'shŭn)
Deficiency of cutaneousmelanin relative to surrounding skin
See: albinism

hypopigmentation

A lower than normal concentration of pigment cells (melanocytes).

Hypopigmentation

A skin condition that occurs when the body has too little melanin, or pigment.

hypopigmentation

abnormally decreased pigmentation.

acquired hypopigmentation
following skin injury in horses; hyperpigmentation the rule in other species. In dogs depigmentation, due to damage of basal keratinocytes, due usually to immune-mediated diseases, e.g. lupus erythematosus. Skin depigmentation, such as occurs in human vitiligo, is recorded in dogs and horses.
congenital hypopigmentation
epidermal hypopigmentation
due to defective melanization as a result of defective melanocytes in the skin or to their damage or destruction after birth.
hair hypopigmentation
leukotrichia.
hereditary hypopigmentation
skin hypopigmentation
leukoderma.