Hypochromia - Definition

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Definition


Hypochromia is a term that can refer to two different things: hypochromia can be used in the context of hypochromic anemia, anemia in which the red blood cells contain less hemoglobin, which is involved in the transport of oxygen. Hypochromia is also used to describe a dermatological symptom characterized by a decrease in the pigmentation of the skin. In vitiligo type dermatological diseases, skin does not contain enough melanin, the natural pigment, and white patches appear on the body. It generally relates to body surfaces exposed to the sun: face, neck and hands.

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