Melasma: a Clinico-epidemiological Study of 312 Cases

  title={Melasma: a Clinico-epidemiological Study of 312 Cases},
  author={Arun Achar and Sanjay K. Rathi},
  booktitle={Indian journal of dermatology},
BACKGROUND 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. AIMS 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


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