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Question: orange and brown blotches on hand
|rusty hand - Wed Oct 28, 2009 4:08 pm||
I woke up this with orange and brown blotches on the palm of my left hand,it looks like rust. I know that it was not there before i went to sleep last night. Have washed my hands numerous times and it still has not removed from the palm of my hand.
|Dr.M.jagesh kamath - Sat Oct 31, 2009 12:13 pm||
Hello,This problem of getting overnight pigment is indeed an unanswered problem and discussed in many forums with out conclusions.My own personal impression is that this is tinea nigra caused by a fungus Exophila vernrneckii leading to brownish pigmentation of the palms and somtimes soles.A woods lamp examination and scraping for fungus might lead to a possible solution in identifying a fungal origin.Cheers.
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