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Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation - Skin in Child
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Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation - Skin in Child

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Contributors: Sarah Stein MD, Karen Wiss MD, Sheila Galbraith MD, Craig N. Burkhart MD, Dean Morrell MD, Lynn Garfunkel MD, Nancy Esterly MD
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Synopsis

Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation describes a pigmentary reaction occurring after trauma to the skin. Typically, there is an increased production of melanin without an increase in the number of melanocytes. This reaction is much more pronounced in children with dark skin, and the pigmentation may take many months to fade. Pigment deposited in the dermis will have a blue-gray color.

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ICD10CM:
L81.0 – Postinflammatory hyperpigmentation

SNOMEDCT:
238699007 – Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation

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Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation : Hyperpigmented patch
Clinical image of Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation
Scattered, dark brown macules on the lateral chest.
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