2020
DOI: 10.18231/j.ijced.2020.012
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A clinical and dermatoscopic study of melasma

Abstract: Melasma is an acquired hypermelanosis that occurs exclusively in sun-exposed area mostly on face and rarely on the neck and forearms. It is more common in women and in Asians. Exact pathogenesis remains elusive, however, genetic predisposition and ultraviolet light exposure seem to play an important role.The aim of this study was to evaluate facial melasma clinically and dermatoscopically and to compare the consistency of the findings with respect to each type of melasma. Dermatoscopy is increasingly being use… Show more

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