Post-Inflammatory Pigment Alteration

Rajiv I. Nijhawan, Andrew F. Alexis

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Post-inflammatory pigment alteration is a common sequela of acne vulgaris in darker skin types (Fitzpatrick skin phototypes IV–VI). Acne-associated dyschromia contributes considerably to the psychological and emotional distress experienced by acne patients and can often be of greater concern to the patient than the acne itself [1 – 3]. Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation is seen much more frequently than post-inflammatory hypopigmentation; however, it is important to keep in mind that in addition to acne itself, various acne treatments can cause hyper- or hypopigmentation as a result of irritation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAcneiform Eruptions in Dermatology
Subtitle of host publicationA Differential Diagnosis
PublisherSpringer New York
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9781461483441
ISBN (Print)9781461483434
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

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  • Medicine(all)


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