European Journal of Dermatology


sQUIZ your knowledge! A rare aetiology of diffuse facial hyperpigmentation Volume 30, numéro 5, September-October 2020


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1 Charles Nicolle Hospital,
2 Faculty of Medicine of Tunis, University of Tunis El Manar, 1006 Tunis, Tunisia

A 64-year-old woman was referred to our department for a six-year history of diffuse facial hyperpigmentation associated with photosensitivity. Past medical history included high blood pressure and hyperuricaemia treated with olmesartan medoxomil, hydrochlorothiazide, captopril, atenolol, and allopurinol. Physical examination revealed photo-distributed greyish macular hyperpigmentation of the face. There was no atrophy or scales (figure 1A, B). The depths of skin furrows were spared (figure 1C).A [...]