What Causes Post-Inflammatory Hypopigmentation?
Discussion Hypopigmentation can be worrisome for many families because of cosmesis and the worry that “something is wrong.” The normal natural changes in skin-tone over the year due to different light exposure and wide variations within individuals is not something that many people are aware of. Post-inflammatory hypopigmentation is a common cause of hypopigmentation. Vitiligo is the most common cause of depigmentation. Vitiligo is an acquired, depigmenting disorder with typical lesions appearing as milky white macules with distinct margins that are not scaly. Hair (including eyebrows and eyelashes) can be dep...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - November 12, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is hypopigmentation?
In this article, learn about the different types of hypopigmentation, including albinism and vitiligo, as well as why these conditions occur. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news

Genetics Underlying Rare Syndrome Identified Genetics Underlying Rare Syndrome Identified
Deafness, blindness, albinism, and dense bones resulted from inheriting two recessive mutations in a gene already implicated in two dominant conditions of deafness and hypopigmentation.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - February 28, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Depigmentation Cases Prompt New Label Warning for ADHD Patch
After dozens of reports of skin depigmentation or hypopigmentation associated with use of the methylphenidate transdermal system marketed as Daytrana, FDA officials are requiring that a new warning be added to the medication's package label. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - June 26, 2015 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Liberia: Liberian Albinos Get Free Preventative Skin Cancer Treatment
[VOA]More than 300 albinos in Liberia have received free treatment for skin cancer prevention as part of a new government initiative. The U.S.-based National Organization for Albinism and Hypopigmentation says that albinos living in tropical regions, such as West Africa, are at increased risk of developing skin cancer. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 26, 2013 Category: African Health Source Type: news