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What causes pigmentation around the anus in children ?

causes of pigmentaion around anus in children age 9 ys.
Sat, 14 Jan 2012
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Dermatologist 's  Response
hi
causes are
-generic
-heredity
-protein or vitamin deficiency
-physiological
-irritant application
-frequent diarrhea
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Pediatrician Dr. Jasbir S Chugh's  Response
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If there is no other abnormality, rest assured ,it is just normal. The skin around the anus and genitalia is naturally darker than rest of the body. Some times application of a steroid cream for peri-anal itching can also lead to darkening of the skin in this area.
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