Laugier-Hunziker Syndrome Treatment & Management

Updated: Jun 27, 2019
  • Author: Christen M Mowad, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Medical Care

Laugier-Hunziker syndrome (LHS) does not require treatment, but a workup to rule out the other entities in the differential may be necessary.


Surgical Care

Q-switched Nd:YAG [9] or Q-switched alexandrite [22, 23, 26, 27, 28] laser therapy may be an effective option for cosmetically bothersome melanosis on the skin. Recurrence after treatment has been reported, and sun protection is thought to be helpful in preventing recurrence. [27] Cryosurgery has also been described, with good results. [29]


Long-Term Monitoring

No long-term monitoring is needed, as there are no associated complications with Laugier-Hunziker syndrome. It is important to make the diagnosis and differentiate it from other conditions like Peutz-Jeghers syndrome that require more aggressive long-term monitoring. [22]