Skin – abnormally dark or light

Alternative Names

Hyperpigmentation; Hypopigmentation

Definition of Skin – abnormally dark or light

Skin that has turned darker or lighter than normal is usually not a sign of a serious medical condition.


Jonathan Kantor, M.D., North Florida Dermatology Associates, Jacksonville, FL. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc. – 4/13/2009

Vitiligo, drug induced
Vitiligo on the face
Incontinentia pigmenti on the leg
Incontinentia pigmenti on the leg
Hyperpigmentation 2
Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation - calf
Hyperpigmentation w/malignancy
Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation 2

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