A known side effect of using antimalarials long term is dark patches on the skin.
'One of the potential long-term side-effects of using anti-malarial medications such as hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil), chloroquine, and quinacrine is the development of dark-colored patches on the skin. They often appear brown, black, or black and blue and tend to develop on the legs, especially around the shins. However, they can happen anywhere on the body; involvement of the neck is especially common. The coloration may decrease when the dose of the medicine decreases. Since antimalarial medicines are the safest medications to treat SLE, it is preferable to continue the medicine and put up with the skin discoloration instead of risk a lupus flare if you stop taking the medicine. However, if you discontinue the medicine, the skin color can improve.'
For those that are not being treated with SLE and has experienced darkening of the skin, some skin darkens in response to recent inflammation.
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