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Disorders of Hypopigmentation and Depigmentation



Disorders of hypopigmentation and depigmentation are of great concern to patients of skin of color because of the marked contrast between the affected skin and normal skin. These disorders can be psychologically devastating in this patient group. There are a number of disorders of hypopigmentation and depigmentation that are clinically relevant. Those that will be discussed in this chapter are idiopathic guttate hypomelanosis, pityriasis alba, progressive macular hypomelanosis, postinflammatory hypopigmentation, oculocutaneous albinism 2B, piebaldism, and vitiligo.


Topical Corticosteroid Seborrheic Dermatitis Pityriasis Versicolor Oculocutaneous Albinism Hypopigmented Macule 
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  1. 1.Department of Dermatology and PathologyHoward University College of MedicineWashingtonUSA
  2. 2.Department of DermatologyHoward University College of MedicineWashingtonUSA

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