Laugier-Hunziker syndrome

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Laugier-Hunziker syndrome

Laugier-Hunziker syndrome (LHS) is a rare genetic disorder that is usually harmless. Symptoms of this disorder may include flat brown marks on the lips and inside the mouth as well as brown stripes on the nails. While Laugier-Hunziker syndrome results from a mutation or error in a person’s DNA or genes, it does not appear to run in families. The change or mutation occurs sporadically during the making of the egg or sperm. LHS is most common in early- to mid-adult life and affects both males and females. No treatment is required for LHS. LHS has no association with systematic diseases so there are few to no associated complications.

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The terms "Laugier-Hunziker syndrome" returned 5 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Hyperpigmentation in Laugier-Hunziker syndrome.
 

Author(s): Dong-Lai Ma, Sergio Vano-Galvan

Journal: CMAJ. 2011 Sep;183(12):1402.

 

Last Updated: 7 Sep 2011

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Laugier-Hunziker syndrome.
 

Author(s): Dinesh P Asati, Shreyansh Tiwari

Journal: Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol. ;77(4):536.

 

Last Updated: 5 Jul 2011

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Laugier Hunziker syndrome.
 

Author(s): Ali Jabbari, Mercedes E Gonzalez, Andrew G Franks, Miguel Sanchez

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Laugier Hunziker syndrome is a rare disorder that is characterized by adult-onset hyperpigmented macules of the lips, oral cavity, and fingertips. Longitudinal melanonychia is present in the majority of cases. We present a 45-year-old woman with adult-onset hyperpigmented macules ...

Last Updated: 17 Dec 2010

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The terms "Laugier-Hunziker syndrome" returned 2 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Laugier-Hunziker syndrome: a report of three cases and literature review.
 

Author(s): Wen-Mei Wang, Xiang Wang, Ning Duan, Hong-Liu Jiang, Xiao-Feng Huang

Journal: Int J Oral Sci. 2012 Dec;4(4):226-30.

 

Laugier-Hunziker syndrome (LHS) is an acquired pigmentary condition affecting lips, oral mucosa and acral area, frequently associated with longitudinal melanonychia. There is neither malignant predisposition nor underlying systemic abnormality associated with LHS. Herein, we present ...

Last Updated: 11 Jan 2013

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Laugier-Hunziker syndrome: A case report and review of the literature.
 

Author(s): Sophia Rangwala, Christy B Doherty, Rajani Katta

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Laugier-Hunziker syndrome (LHS) is a rare acquired disorder characterized by diffuse macular hyperpigmentation of the oral mucosa and, at times, longitudinal melanonychia. Although LHS is considered a benign disease with no systemic manifestations or malignant potential, it is important ...

Last Updated: 4 Jan 2011

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