Hyperpigmentation inflammatory; Inflammatory hyperpigmentation; Pigment incontinence; post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation; Postinflammatory pigmentation
DefinitionThis section has been translated automatically.
Localized or disseminated but also generalized or systematized hyperpigmentation due to increased melanocyte activity, which is often associated with pigment incontinence. Such hyperpigmentations are observed during or after healing of inflammatory dermatoses (e.g. lichen planus).
ClassificationThis section has been translated automatically.
Classification of inflammatory skin diseases associated with hyperpigmentation (alphabetical order):
- Drug exanthema
- Erythema dyschromicum perstans
- hyperpigmentation, caloric
- hyperpigmentation, flagellate
- Incontinentia pigmenti, Bloch-Sulzberger type
- lichen planus
- melanodermatitis toxica
- Melanosis, Riehl-Melanosis
- pemphigus vulgaris
- Phototoxic dermatitis
- Poikiloderma congenital (e.g. Bloom syndrome, e.g. Rothmund-Thomson syndrome)
- Purpura pigmentosa progressive
TherapyThis section has been translated automatically.
If necessary, cosmetic cover, e.g. with Dermacolor. An effective therapy is not known. By simultaneous treatment of the underlying disease, the consecutive activation of melanocytes can be prevented.
Incoming links (5)Amyloidosis macular cutaneous; Clonazepam; Flagellant dermatitis; Hyperpigmentation inflammatory; Notalgia paraesthetica;
Outgoing links (18)Adverse drug reactions of the skin; Bloom syndrome; Camouflage; Erythema dyschromicum perstans; Flagellant dermatitis; Hyperpigmentation; Hyperpigmentation caloric; Incontinentia pigmenti (Bloch-Sulzberger); Lichen planus classic type; Lichen ruber (overview); ... Show all
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