Fast Five Quiz: Keys to Atopic Dermatitis in Skin of Color

Candrice R. Heath, MD


March 18, 2021

Postinflammatory hypopigmentation may result from inflammation associated with atopic dermatitis. In response to inflammation, individuals with darker skin tones may develop postinflammatory hypopigmentation or postinflammatory hyperpigmentation.

Vitiligo has a complete absence of pigment and thus presents as depigmented, white patches. This patient has hypopigmentation and not depigmentation. Tinea versicolor is not common among infants. Although psoriasis may occur in infants, it typically appears in the diaper area in the neonatal period and has thick scale overlying a pink base. Facial lesions are uncommon in psoriasis.

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