Shinjita Das

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Post-inflammatory Hyperpigmentation and Hypopigmentation (post-inflammatory hypermelanosis, post-inflammatory hypomelanosis)

Are You Confident of the Diagnosis? What you should be alert for in the history One should suspect postinflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) and hypopigmentation when a patient describes antecedent injury or inflammation of the affected area. Characteristic findings on physical examination Characteristic findings include hyper- and hypopigmented macules corresponding to areas of prior inflammation or injury,…

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