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A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Melasma

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Pigmented macules and patches mostly in the middle third of the face, vertically and horizontally, distributed symmetrically and occurring mainly in postpubescent women as a consequence of the combined effects of estrogen and ultraviolet light on melanocytes.

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Melasma

Pigmented macules and patches mostly in the middle third of the face, vertically and horizontally, distributed symmetrically and occurring mainly in postpubescent women as a consequence of the combined effects of estrogen and ultraviolet light on…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Facial Melanosis, Melasma

Pigmented macules and patches mostly in the middle third of the face, vertically and horizontally, distributed symmetrically and occurring mainly in postpubescent women as a consequence of the combined effects of estrogen and ultraviolet light on…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Facial Melanosis, Melasma: Key Points

…by sun exposure. Although the pigmentation usually fades after pregnancy or withdrawal of OCPs, it may persist indefinitely. Melasma may become a chronic condition. Melasma is more common in women than in men, accounting for 90% of cases. Treatment…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Facial Melanosis, Melasma: Treatment

…herapy. Pitfalls Strict photoprotection, including avoidance of UVA light, UVB, and visible light, is an essential aspect of melasma treatment. A broad-spectrum sunscreen should be used daily in combination with hats and sun avoidance. See handout…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Facial Melanosis, Melasma: References

…ochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 7: ArtCD003583. Pandya AG et al (2011). Reliability assessment and validation of the Melasma Area and Severity Index (MASI) and a new modified MASI scoring method, JAAD, 64: 78-83. Ortonne JP (2006). Retinoid…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Facial Melanosis, Melasma: Clinical Case

…ing birth control pill in the past year Initial evaluation Geographic patches of hyperpigmentation The diagnosis of moderate melasma is discussed; recommend referral back to gynecologist to discuss alternative contraceptive options Prescription for…

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Papular Dermatitis of Pregnancy, Prurigo Gestationis of Besnier, Toxemia Rash, Autoimmune Progesterone Dermatitis of Pregnancy, Prurigo Annularis, and Impetigo Herpetiformis?

…et al., eds. Dermatology, 2nd ed. Berlin: Springer-Verlag, 2000:1231-33. “Pregnancy and the skin— Normal skin changes… Melasma… Pruritus gravidarum… Pruritic uricarial papules and plaques of pregnancy… Papular dermatitis… Immune progesterone…

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Erythema Dyschromicum Perstans?

…D, ed. Skin Pathology, 2nd ed. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone, 2002:37. “Hyperpigmented disorders such as melanosis (melasma), post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, drug-induced hyperpigmentation, and erythema dyschromicum perstans tend to…