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Diseases of Pigment

Picture of Addison's Disease

Picture of Addison's Disease

Addison's disease can affect the skin and cause hyperpigmentation. Pictured is the hand of a person suffering from Addison's associated hyperpigmentation alongside the hand of a person who does not have the condition, but who comes from a similar ethnic background. An accident or illness can worsen the skin hyperpigmentation of Addison's disease.

Image Source: Fitzpatrick's Color Atlas & Synopsis of Clinical Dermatology Klaus Wolff, Richard Allen Johnson, Dick Suurmond Copyright 2005, 2001, 1997, 1993 by The McGraw-Hill Companies. All Rights reserved.

Text Reference: "Addison's Disease." Contemporary Clinical Dentistry.