Symptom: Hypopigmentation

Hypopigmentation: Whitening of the skin from pigment loss
Introduction: True hypopigmentation occurs when the skin cells lose pigment and become whiter. However, there are various types of whitening of skin including paleness (not actually related to pigment but related to blood supply). Some cases of hypopigmentation may be described only as "whitening" and their causes may be listed only under whitening. Hypopigmentation, whitening or other skin color changes need prompt professional medical investigation for correct diagnosis.
Detailed cause information for symptom: Hypopigmentation:
  • Medical conditions causing symptom: Hypopigmentation (4 conditions)

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

    Symptoms related to Hypopigmentation: whitening (8), paleness (40), skin color changes (129), dark skin (21), hyperpigmentation (9)
    Hypopigmentation type of: Skin color changes (129), Whitening (8)
    Symptoms: symptom center, symptom groups, symptom descriptions

    Conditions listing symptoms: Hypopigmentation: The following list of conditions have 'Hypopigmentation' 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.


  • Incontinentia Pigmenti ... reduced pigmentation


  • Leprosy ... hypopigmented skin macules


  • Phenylketonuria ... hypopigmentation
  • Polyendocrine deficiency syndrome type 2 ... vitiligo

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