Hiperpigmentación 2

El término hiperpigmentación se refiere a la piel que se ha oscurecido más de lo normal, sin que el cambio se relacione con la exposición al sol. Los melanocitos son las células de la piel que producen melanina, la cual le da a la piel su color. Los melanocitos pueden volverse anormales debido a ciertas condiciones y causar un oscurecimiento excesivo del color de la piel.Hiperpigmentación 2

Revision

Last reviewed 5/13/2011 by Kevin Berman, MD, PhD, Atlanta Center for Dermatologic Disease, Atlanta, GA. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network.  Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.

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