The vascular characteristics of melasma.

@article{Kim2007TheVC,
  title={The vascular characteristics of melasma.},
  author={En Hyung Kim and You Chan Kim and Eun-So Lee and Hee Young Kang},
  journal={Journal of dermatological science},
  year={2007},
  volume={46 2},
  pages={
          111-6
        }
}
BACKGROUND The pathogenesis of melasma is not yet fully understood. Previous studies indicate that dermal environment such as fibroblasts may have an important role in the development of melasma. Recently, it has been suggested that interactions between the cutaneous vasculature and melanocytes might have an influence on the development of pigmentation. OBJECTIVES We investigated the vascular characteristics in melasma lesions. The expression of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), a… CONTINUE READING

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