Postinflammatory melanosis

    Clinical Features:

    • Increased pigmentation of the skin following an inflammatory rash, particularly those causing interface injury
    • May be permanent
    • Dark-skinned races are particularly susceptible.

    Histologic Features:

    • Prominent melanin incontinence (dermal deposition of melanin), both free in the dermis and within melanophages
    • Basal layer melanin normal to increased
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    Cases associated with this book:

  • Postinflammatory hyperpigmentation
    Author: Stephen Lyle, M.D., Ph.D.

    Conference: Teaching Collection