Disorders of hyperpigmentation

A. G. Pandya, I. L. Guevara

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Abstract

Hyperpigmentation is a common disorder of the skin, particularly in brown-skinned patients. Melasma is a common cause of facial hyperpigmentation and can be resistant to treatment. A combination of topical creams and gels, chemical peels, and sunscreens may be necessary for significant improvement. Erythema dyschromicum perstans is a dermal pigmentation seen on the trunk and proximal extremities, most commonly presenting in dark-skinned Hispanics. Drug-induced and postinflammatory hyperpigmentation may last for many months after the offending drug or dermatitis has been eliminated. These disorders, including their management, is reviewed in this article.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)91-98
Number of pages8
JournalDermatologic Clinics
Volume18
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2000

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  • Dermatology

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    Pandya, A. G., & Guevara, I. L. (2000). Disorders of hyperpigmentation. Dermatologic Clinics, 18(1), 91-98.