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Case Report

Amalgam Tattoo Mimicking Mucosal Melanoma: A Diagnostic Dilemma Revisited

Table 1

Causes of intraoral pigmentation.


Hereditary or congenital Medicationand toxicity related
Physiologic pigmentation (skin type 5-6)Antimicrobial agents
Peutz-Jeghers syndromeAntiarrhytchmic agents
Laugier-Hunziker syndromeOral contraceptives
Systemic or infectious Smokers melanosis
Addison’s disease
Petechiae, varices, or thrombusTraumatic
Neoplastic or melanin related Postinflammatory pigmentation
NaeviOral melanoacanthosis
Pigmented maculae
Mucosal melanomaOther exogenous pigmentations
Kaposi’s sarcomaAmalgam tattoos
HaemangiomaAccidental graphite tattoos
Tribal tattoos

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