Laugier-Hunziker Pigmentation or Syndrome:
-Etiology: Acquired, benign, idiopathic, macular hyperpigmentation
-Method of Transmission: N/A
-Characteristics: Nail involvement occurs in 50% of patients. Dark brown pigmentation is most often seen on buccal mucosa and lips. Hard and soft palate may also be involved and, less frequently, gingiva, floor of the mouth, and the tongue.
-Dental Implications: Proper recognition is crucial because the patient may be apprehensive of the sudden pigmentation.
-Treatment/Prognosis: Syndrome is benign but importance is relevant to being included in the differential diagnosis. Correct diagnosis ensures that unnecessary tests, patient anxiety, and unneeded treatments are avoided.