Hyperpigmentation in Laugier--Hunziker syndrome

Dong-Lai Ma; Vano-Galvan, Sergio
September 2011
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;9/6/2011, Vol. 183 Issue 12, p1402
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the case of a 60-year-old nonsmoking Chinese woman experiencing a progressive blackish pigmentation of her tongue for 40 years and of her fingernails. It says that the woman was diagnosed with Laugier-Hunziker syndrome, which is an acquired pigmentary disorder of unknown cause. It states that she further exhibited pigmented macules in follow-up through the next five years. The article also mentions the Peutz-Jeghers syndrome.


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