Journal of Cutaneous and Aesthetic Surgery

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2011  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 58--60

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


Silonie Sachdeva1, Shabina Sachdeva2, Pranav Kapoor2 
1 Carolena Skin, Laser & Research Centre, Jalandhar, Punjab, India
2 Faculty of Dentistry, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Silonie Sachdeva
Carolena Skin, Laser & Research Centre, Jalandhar, Punjab
India

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«SQ»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.


How to cite this article:
Sachdeva S, Sachdeva S, Kapoor P. Laugier-hunziker syndrome: A rare cause of oral and acral pigmentation.J Cutan Aesthet Surg 2011;4:58-60


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Sachdeva S, Sachdeva S, Kapoor P. Laugier-hunziker syndrome: A rare cause of oral and acral pigmentation. J Cutan Aesthet Surg [serial online] 2011 [cited 2020 Oct 24 ];4:58-60
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