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Laugier-hunziker syndrome: A rare cause of oral and acral pigmentation

Author(s): Sachdeva Silonie | Sachdeva Shabina | Kapoor Pranav

Journal: Journal of Cutaneous and Aesthetic Surgery
ISSN 0974-2077

Volume: 4;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 58;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: Benign | longitudinal melanonychia | oral pigmentation

Laugier-Hunziker syndrome (LHS) is an acquired, benign pigmentary skin condition involving oral cavity including lower lip in the form of brown black macules 1-5 mm in size, frequently associated with longitudinal melanonychia. There is no underlying systemic abnormality or malignant predisposition associated with LHS, and therefore the prognosis is good. Important differential diagnoses include Peutz Jeghers syndrome and Addison′s disease among other causes of oral and acral pigmentation. Treatment is sought mainly for cosmetic reasons and Q-switched Nd-Yag laser/ Q-switched alexandrite therapy and cryosurgery have been tried with varying success.
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