Facial Pigmentary Disorders

  • Marwa AbdallahEmail author


Skin hyperpigmentation results from increased number of epidermal melanocytes, increased synthesis of melanin, or both. Occasionally, deposition of melanin or other exogenous pigments in the deeper dermis causes changes of skin color. Facial pigment disorders include various dermatologic entities; they may also reflect organ dysfunction or metabolic conditions (e.g., pellagra, porphyria), result from deposition of metals (argyria, mercury intoxication), or be a side effect of chemicals and drugs. Postinflammatory hyperpigmentations of different origin may occur and overlap.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Dermatology and VenereologyAin Shams UniversityCairoEgypt

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