Case Report

An Unusual Post-Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation of Male Genitalia


  • Funda Tamer
  • Erol Koc
  • Can Ergin

J Turk Acad Dermatol 2017;11(4):0-0


Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation is an epidermal or dermal hypermelanosis which is characterized by brown-black colored macules and large patches. It usually occurs following inflammatory skin diseases like lichen planus, atopic dermatitis or dermatologic procedures like laser therapy and chemical peels. Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation is usually asymptomatic. However, the condition can lead to cosmetic concerns, low self-esteem and depression. Herein, we presented a 24-year-old Caucasian male patient with hyperpigmented lesions on the skin of his genitalia and we discussed underlying inflammatory diseases.

Keywords: Genitalia, hyperpigmentation, post-inflammatory, pruritus