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hypopigmentation

 [hi″po-pig″men-ta´-shun]
abnormally decreased pigmentation resulting from decreased melanin production.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

hy·po·pig·men·ta·tion

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

(hī′pō-pĭg′mən-tā′shən)
n.
Diminished pigmentation, especially of the skin.
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hy·po·pig·men·ta·tion

(hī'pō-pig'mĕn-tā'shŭn)
Deficiency of cutaneousmelanin relative to surrounding skin
See: albinism
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

hypopigmentation

A lower than normal concentration of pigment cells (melanocytes).
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

Hypopigmentation

A skin condition that occurs when the body has too little melanin, or pigment.
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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-- If a young child exhibits both global developmental delay and stripes or swirls of skin hypopigmentation on the trunk, get a peripheral blood sample for chromosome analysis.
Things are further complicated by current diagnostic criteria,[6] which are not sufficiently restricted, as highlighted by recent studies.[2-4] In fact, according to the sine qua non criterion ("presence of skin hypopigmentation in linear streaks or patches involving more than two body segments"[6]) a significant number of individuals can be diagnosed as having HI because of the presence of diffuse or patchy, generalized or limited, linear or spotty skin depigmentation or hypopigmentation distributed along the lines of Blaschko, but also in many other configurations.