Postinflammatory Hyperpigmentation Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Apr 25, 2019
  • Author: Robert A Schwartz, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Diagnostic Considerations

Medication-induced pigmentation can be caused by the following:

  • Amiodarone (Cordarone)
  • Amitriptyline (Elavil)
  • Arsenic
  • Bismuth
  • Bleomycin (Blenoxane)
  • Busulfan (Myleran)
  • Clofazimine (Lamprene)
  • Cyclophosphamide (Cytoxan)
  • Daunorubicin (DaunoXome, Cerubidine)
  • Doxorubicin (Adriamycin)
  • Gold (may cause chrysiasis)
  • Mercury
  • Minocycline (Minocin)
  • Nitrogen mustard (topical)
  • Phenothiazines
  • Silver (may cause argyria)
  • Zidovudine (Retrovir)

Differential Diagnoses