Symptom: Whitening

Whitening: Whitening or reduced coloring of the skin
Introduction: Whitening of the skin often refers to a loss of pigment from the skin, called hypopigmentation. Lightening of the skin due to paleness is more properly called pallor. Any skin whitening or paleness symptoms need prompt professional medical advice.
Detailed cause information for symptom: Whitening:
  • Possible causes of symptom: Whitening (38 conditions)
  • Medical conditions causing symptom: Whitening (8 conditions)

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

    Types of Whitening: hypopigmentation (4), white patches (2)
    Symptoms related to Whitening: hypopigmentation (4), paleness (40), skin color changes (129), dark skin (21), hyperpigmentation (9), lines on skin (2)
    Symptoms: symptom center, symptom groups, symptom descriptions

    Possible causes of symptom: Whitening: The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Whitening as a symptom. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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


  • Athlete's foot ... white skin between the toes


  • Incontinentia Pigmenti ... reduced pigmentation


  • Leprosy ... hypopigmented skin macules
  • Lichen sclerosis ... white spots


  • Oral thrush ... White skin plaques, White skin flakes


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


  • Vitiligo ... white skin patches, navel white patches

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