Exogenous ochronosis. An update on clinical features, causative agents and treatment options.

@article{Levin2001ExogenousOA,
  title={Exogenous ochronosis. An update on clinical features, causative agents and treatment options.},
  author={Cheryl Y Levin and Howard Ira Maibach},
  journal={American journal of clinical dermatology},
  year={2001},
  volume={2 4},
  pages={
          213-7
        }
}
Exogenous ochronosis is clinically and histologically similar to its endogenous counterpart; however, it exhibits no systemic effects and is not an inherited disorder. It is characterized by an asymptomatic hyperpigmentation of the face, sides and back of the neck, back, and extensor surfaces of the extremities. The associated ochronotic discoloration most commonly results from use of products containing hydroquinone. It also occurs following use of antimalarials and products containing… CONTINUE READING

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