Symptom: Hyperpigmentation


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Hyperpigmentation: Excess skin pigment or coloration
Introduction: Hyperpigmentation is a type of skin darkening that occurs when certain skin cells release more pigment (dark color). Hyperpigmentation can be the symptom of some severe diseases (e.g. Addison's, scleroderma), and any such symptoms require prompt professional medical investigation.
Detailed cause information for symptom: Hyperpigmentation:
  • Medical conditions causing symptom: Hyperpigmentation (9 conditions)
  • Medical conditions causing complication: Hyperpigmentation (1 conditions)

    Medical articles on symptoms: These general medical articles may be of interest:

    Symptoms related to Hyperpigmentation: dark skin (21), skin color changes (129), redness (48), blueness (33), whitening (8), hypopigmentation (4), orange skin (3)
    Hyperpigmentation type of: Skin color changes (129), Dark skin (21)
    Symptoms: symptom center, symptom groups, symptom descriptions

    Conditions listing symptoms: Hyperpigmentation: The following list of conditions have 'Hyperpigmentation' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

    A

  • Addison's Disease ... hyperpigmentation

    B

  • Birthmark ... birthmark, skin marking

    C

  • Classic childhood ALD ... melanoderma (increased skin pigmentation)

    E

  • Eczema ... hyperpigmented eyelids

    M

  • McCune-Albright Syndrome ... increased pigment
  • Moles ... pigmented areas of skin

    N

  • Nevus ... birthmark

    P

  • Polycystic ovary syndrome ... thickened darkened skin patches

    S

  • Scleroderma ... hyperpigmentation
    Conditions listing complications: Hyperpigmentation: The following list of conditions have 'Hyperpigmentation' or similar listed as a complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

    E

  • Eczema ... hyperpigmented eyelids


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