Pigmented Contact Dermatitis and Chemical Depigmentation

  • Hideo Nakayama


Hyperpigmentation associated with contact dermatitis is classified into three categories: (1) hyperpigmentation due to incontinentia pigmenti histologica; (2) hyper-pigmentation due to increase in melanin in the basal layer cells of the epidermis, i.e. basal melanosis; and (3) hyperpigmentation due to slight haemorrhage around the vessels of the upper dermis, resulting in an accumulation of haemosiderin, such as in Majocchi-Schamberg dermatitis.


Contact Dermatitis Patch Test House Dust Mite Allergic Contact Dermatitis Lichen Planus 
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