Lingual hyperpigmentation associated with minocycline therapy

  title={Lingual hyperpigmentation associated with minocycline therapy},
  author={Martin Meyerson and L. Cohen and Sharon R Hymes},
  journal={Oral surgery, oral medicine, oral pathology, oral radiology, and endodontics},
  volume={79 2},
Minocycline can cause hyperpigmentation of the conjunctiva, oral mucosa, and skin. Pigmentation of the oral mucosa may also be associated with a variety of endogenous or exogenous factors. Lingual pigmentation may be seen in Addison's disease, amalgam tatoo, malignant melanoma, Peutz-Jegher's syndrome, and other diseases. Two women who had isolated pigmentation of the tongue while taking minocycline are described; no other drug-induced pigmentation of their oral mucosa or skin occurred… CONTINUE READING
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