Melasma: insights and perspectives.

  title={Melasma: insights and perspectives.},
  author={Yuri Tertilus Jadotte and Robert A. Schwartz},
  journal={Acta dermatovenerologica Croatica : ADC},
  volume={18 2},
Melasma is a common disorder in women of reproductive age with darker skin tones, but may also affect adolescents, older women on certain medications, and sometimes men. It usually appears as hyperpigmented macules and patches distributed symmetrically on the face, neck and rarely the upper limbs. Although its pathogenesis remains unclear, known risk factors include ultraviolet (UV) radiation, hormonal variations of pregnancy and thyroid disease, and anti-seizure medications. The increase in… CONTINUE READING

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