from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Diminished pigmentation, especially of the skin.
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- n. An abnormally reduced pigmentation
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- n. unusual lack of skin color
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Topical corticosteroid cream may temporarily reduce inflammation and should be used intermittently because it may cause thinning of the skin as well as hypopigmentation.
This can leave postinflammatory hyperpigmentation or hypopigmentation white spots that arise on sensitive or darker skin.
The risks may also involve scarring such as hyper- or hypopigmentation or infection.
Hyperpigmentation is a brown stain on the skin, and hypopigmentation is a white mark that tends to be permanent.
It can also cause postinflammatory hyperpigmentation or hypopigmentation for those who are sensitive to IPL.
According to the affidavit, "A biopsy of Jackson's scalp revealed that Jackson has Lupus, an auto-immune disease which causes hyperpigmentation or hypopigmentation (darkening or lightening) of the skin."
Skin tone that turns lighter than normal (hypopigmentation)
It was reported that the presence of cutaneous hypopigmentation favorably influences the prognosis and survival rate of patients with malignant melanoma
Bystryn JC, Rigel D, Friedman RJ, Kopf A (1987) Prognostic significance of hypopigmentation in malignant melanoma.
Emily, who suffers from ocular albinism, a common visual problem shared by those with hypopigmentation (her three siblings also are albinos) is beside herself with the prospect of scuba diving.