Depigmentation of Skin
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Medical Author: William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR
Depigmentation of the skin can be caused by a number of local and systemic conditions. The pigment loss can be partial (such as after injury to the skin) or complete (such as from vitiligo). It can be temporary (such as from tinea versicolor) or permanent (such as from albinism).
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Fauci, Anthony S., et al. Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine. 17th ed. United States: McGraw-Hill Professional, 2008.
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Other Causes of Depigmentation of Skin
- Albinism (Inherited Lack of Skin Pigment)
- Dermatitis (Inflammation of the Skin)
- Infection (Commonly Fungus Called Tinea Alba or Pityriasis Versicolor)
- Steroid (Corticosteroids, Either Topical or Injected)
- Trauma Injury to Skin
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