104. Disorders of Pigmentation

  1. Alan D. Irvine MD, FRCPI, FRCP2,3,
  2. Peter H. Hoeger MD4,5 and
  3. Albert C. Yan MD, FAAP, FAAD6,7
  1. R. M. Ross Hearn

Published Online: 24 MAY 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444345384.ch104

Harper's Textbook of Pediatric Dermatology, Volume 1, 2, Third Edition

Harper's Textbook of Pediatric Dermatology, Volume 1, 2, Third Edition

How to Cite

Hearn, R. M. R. (2011) Disorders of Pigmentation, in Harper's Textbook of Pediatric Dermatology, Volume 1, 2, Third Edition (eds A. D. Irvine, P. H. Hoeger and A. C. Yan), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444345384.ch104

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland

  2. 3

    Our Lady's Children's Hospital, Dublin, Ireland

  3. 4

    University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

  4. 5

    Catholic Children's Hospital Wilhelmstift, Hamburg, Germany

  5. 6

    University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA

  6. 7

    The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Author Information

  1. Department of Dermatology and Photobiology, Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, Dundee, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 24 MAY 2011
  2. Published Print: 3 JUN 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405176958

Online ISBN: 9781444345384

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Keywords:

  • Hypopigmentation;
  • hyperpigmentation;
  • pigmentary demarcation lines;
  • Becker's melanosis;
  • nutritional deficiency

Summary

This chapter reviews disorders of hypopigmentation other than vitiligo. The genodermatoses resulting in pigment change are primarily discussed in Chapters 000 and 000. The disorders of hypopigmentation covered here are divided according to pathogenesis into hypopigmentation resulting from inflammatory or infectious disease, hypopigmentation resulting from nutritional abnormalities and a miscellaneous group. The disorders of hyperpigmentation are divided into patterns of pigmentation and are subsequently dealt with under headings relating broadly to pathogenesis. Acquired dyschromatosis is discussed separately as is Becker's melanosis.