Pigment International

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2016  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 49--51

Palmar pigmentation: An unusual presentation of alkaptonuria


H. V. S. Naveen Kumar, C Natraj Hiremath, N Bhuvanaa Sree, A Vijaya Mohan Rao 
 Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy, Narayana Medical College, Nellore, Andhra Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. H. V. S. Naveen Kumar
Flat No: 201, H. No: 1-1-524, R. R. Arcade, Gandhinagar, Hyderabad, Telangana - 500 080
India

Alkaptonuria (AKU) is a rare inherited autosomal recessive metabolic disorder, caused by the deficiency of homogentisic acid oxidase enzyme. Herein, we are reporting a case of AKU with bilaterally symmetrical palmar pigmentation and skeletal involvement. Histopathological examination revealed ochre colored pigment in the dermis whereas roentgenogram of the lumbar spine showed typical calcification of the intervertebral discs.


How to cite this article:
Kumar HN, Hiremath C N, Sree N B, Rao A V. Palmar pigmentation: An unusual presentation of alkaptonuria.Pigment Int 2016;3:49-51


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Kumar HN, Hiremath C N, Sree N B, Rao A V. Palmar pigmentation: An unusual presentation of alkaptonuria. Pigment Int [serial online] 2016 [cited 2020 Sep 30 ];3:49-51
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