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.
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Key Words: Hypopigmentation, pediatric, other than vitiligo
Insufficient skin pigmentation will leave the underlying tissue improperly protected from ultraviolet (UV) radiation (Costin and Hearing 2007) and result in the development of hypopigmentation disorders (Rose 2009).
Abdominal examination revealed a huge umbilical hernia with hypopigmentation and excoriation of the covering skin (Fig.
The tendon was subsequently injected with triamcinolone acetonide and five months later, the patient presented with an area of hypopigmentation around the injection site.
The National Organization For Albinism and Hypopigmentation (NOAH) has asked Ron Howard to make sure the film does not portray its albino character as a red-eyed psycho I despite the fact thatOs how he is described in the book.
Rick Thompson, an eye doctor and chair of the board of scientific advisers for the National Organization for Albinism and Hypopigmentation (HIGH-po-pig-men-TAY-shun).
For example, hypopigmentation (decreased pigment in the skin or hair coat) can have a variety of causes.
While these techniques increase the bioavailabity of TCs inside the skin, they also lead to serious side effects such as the thinning of the epidermal, dermal and subcutaneous layers of the skin as well as the hypopigmentation (discolouration) of the affected area of the skin.
DLE may cause patchy, bald areas on the scalp and hypopigmentation or hyperpigmentation in older lesions.
Local adverse reactions may include atrophy, striae, telangiectasias, burning, itching, irritation, dryness, folliculitis, acneiform eruptions, hypopigmentation, perioral dermatitis, allergic contact dermatitis, secondary infection, and miliaria and may be more likely with occlusive use or more potent corticosteroids.
and included application site irritation, application site pruritus, folliculitis, skin hypopigmentation, hypercalcemia, urticaria, and exacerabation of psoriasis.