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06 Dec 2004

Dark around joints
My skins is darker around my elbow and at the joints of the digits on my fingers. Is this an indication that something is wrong? This has been for about 14 years
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01 Jan 0001

Lee, I doubt that it is due to something serious, but it might be a sign of a skin disorder like eczema or even psoriasis. There are many causes for increased pigmentation, but not just over the joints. The best would be to let your doctor take a look and make sure. Good luck.
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