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Year : 2005  |  Volume : 71  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 354--356

Laugier-hunziker pigmentation

Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology, PGIMER, Chandigarh-12, India

Correspondence Address:
Sanjeev Handa
Dept. of Dermatology, Venereology & Leprology PGIMER, Chandigarh-160 012
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DOI: 10.4103/0378-6323.16790

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Laugier-Hunziker pigmentation (LHP) is an acquired disorder of hypermelanosis characterized by mucocutaneous hyperpigmentation. LHP may resemble various disorders characterized by mucocutaneous pigmentation. A 58-year-old lady presented with progressively increasing number of variable sized, hyperpigmented macules over the lips, fingers, toes and nails. There was no family history of similar illness. Systemic examination and all relevant investigations were within normal limits. Histopathology of a skin lesion had features consistent with LHP. The diagnosis of LHP must be made only after relevant investigations to rule out any associated systemic involvement. This case further highlights that LHP is not restricted to European countries.


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