Melasma is an acquired increased pigmentation of the skin, characterized by gray-brown symmetrical patches, mostly in the sun-exposed areas of the skin. The pathogenesis is unknown, but genetic or hormonal influences with UV radiation are important.
Our present research aims to study the clinico-epidemiological pattern and the precipitating or provocation factors in melasma.
MATERIALS AND METHODS
A total of 312 patients were enrolled for the study over a period of one year… CONTINUE READING