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Year : 2009  |  Volume : 52  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 357-359

Melasma: A clinicopathological study of 43 cases


Institute of Pathology - ICMR, New Delhi, India

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Avninder Singh
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DOI: 10.4103/0377-4929.54993

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Melasma is a symmetrical hypermelanosis of the exposed skin characterized by brown macules on the sun-exposed areas of the skin. The present study was carried out on 43 patients to analyze the correlation between histopathological features with clinical and Wood's light examination. The study showed a clinical and histopathological discordance of 16.2%. Solar elastosis (55.8%) was the single most common histological finding apart from increased melanin concentration, epidermal flattening and dermal lymphomononuclear inflammation.


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