Hyperpigmentation postinflammatory L81.0

Author: Prof. Dr. med. Peter Altmeyer

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Last updated on: 29.10.2020

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Hyperpigmentation inflammatory; Inflammatory hyperpigmentation; Pigment incontinence; post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation; Postinflammatory pigmentation

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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).

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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.


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Last updated on: 29.10.2020