Disease Information for Hyperpigmentation

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Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
Brown skin discoloration
Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Associated Disease & Complications
Hyperpigmentation
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Class
CLASS/Dermatologic/Subcutaneous (category)
Process
PROCESS/Reference organ/system (category)
PROCESS/Vegetative-Autonomic/Endocrine (category)
Definition

Excessive pigmentation of the skin, usually as a result of increased epidermal or dermal melanin pigmentation, hypermelanosis. Hyperpigmentation can be localized or generalized. The condition may arise from exposure to light, chemicals or other substances, or from a primary metabolic imbalance.

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