Oral Pigmentation as a Sign of Addison’s Disease: A Brief Reappraisal
Alessandro Lanza1, 2, Inam Heulfe 3, Letizia Perillo 2, Antonio Dell’Ermo2, Nicola Cirillo *, 1
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2009
First Page: 3
Last Page: 6
Publisher Id: TODJ-3-3
Article History:Received Date: 31/03/2008
Revision Received Date: 07/04/2008
Acceptance Date: 27/11/2008
Electronic publication date: 12/1/2009
Collection year: 2009
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Pigmented lesions are frequently found in the oral cavity. Their overlapping clinical features should prompt the physician to carefully evaluate the patient’s medical history for a differential diagnosis. Oral pigmentations may represent physiological changes or be a manifestation of more serious diseases. Here, we describe a patient who was affected by brown maculae involving the perioral region and oral cavity. The diagnostic challenge of Addison’s disease along with a brief review on the topic is then presented.