Pigmentation disorder

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Pigmentation disorder
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Pigmentation disorders are disturbances of human skin color, either loss or reduction, which may be related to loss of melanocytes or the inability of melanocytes to produce melanin or transport melanosomes correctly.[1]

Most pigmentation disorders involve the underproduction or overproduction of melanin.[2][3]


  1. ^ James, William; Berger, Timothy; Elston, Dirk (2005). Andrews' Diseases of the Skin: Clinical Dermatology. (10th ed.). Saunders. ISBN 0-7216-2921-0.
  2. ^ "MedlinePlus: Skin Pigmentation Disorders".
  3. ^ "Introduction: Pigment Disorders: Merck Manual Home Edition".

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