Laugier-Hunziker Syndrome: A Case Report


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Kartal D. , Kartal L. , BORLU M.

TURKDERM-ARCHIVES OF THE TURKISH DERMATOLOGY AND VENEROLOGY, vol.45, no.3, pp.158-160, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 45 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.4274/turkderm.05668
  • Title of Journal : TURKDERM-ARCHIVES OF THE TURKISH DERMATOLOGY AND VENEROLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.158-160

Abstract

Laugier-Hunziker syndrome (LHS) is a rare, acquired mucocutaneous hyperpigmentation often associated with longitudinal melanonychia. It is important to differentiate this condition from the pigmentary disorders of the oral mucosa. The correct clinical identification avoids the need for invasive investigations. A 32-year-old female presented with a number of variably sized, hyperpigmented macules over the oral mucosa and longitudinal melanonychia. Herein, we report a case of LHS and discuss the conditions related with pigmented mucocutaneous lesions. (Turkderm 2011; 45: 158-60)