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Descriptor English:   Hypopigmentation 
Descriptor Spanish:   Hipopigmentación 
Descriptor Portuguese:   Hipopigmentação 
Synonyms English:   Hypomelanoses
Hypomelanosis  
Tree Number:   C17.800.621.440
Definition English:   A condition caused by a deficiency or a loss of melanin pigmentation in the epidermis, also known as hypomelanosis. Hypopigmentation can be localized or generalized, and may result from genetic defects, trauma, inflammation, or infections. 
Indexing Annotation English:   do not confuse with HYPERPIGMENTATION
History Note English:   93 
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BL blood CF cerebrospinal fluid
CI chemically induced CL classification
CO complications CN congenital
DI diagnosis DG diagnostic imaging
DH diet therapy DT drug therapy
EC economics EM embryology
EN enzymology EP epidemiology
EH ethnology ET etiology
GE genetics HI history
IM immunology ME metabolism
MI microbiology MO mortality
NU nursing PS parasitology
PA pathology PP physiopathology
PC prevention & control PX psychology
RT radiotherapy RH rehabilitation
SU surgery TH therapy
UR urine VE veterinary
VI virology  
Record Number:   30691 
Unique Identifier:   D017496 

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