Trauma-Induced Cutaneous Pigmentation from Tetracycline: A Case Report

Wesley Hawfield, Robert Goodrich, Simon Warren, Dean Morrell

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Tetracycline is well known to cause pigmentation of various body tissues, such as teeth, bone, lunulae, conjunctivae, and lymph nodes. It has not been reported to cause discoloration of the skin, unlike its semisynthetic derivative, minocycline. We report an 18-year-old girl who developed lower extremity pigmentation in areas of trauma during treatment with tetracycline.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)164-166
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Dermatology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 1 2004
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Dermatology

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