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Hyperpigmentation: an overview of the common afflictions.

Author(s): Cayce KA, McMichael AJ, Feldman SR

Affiliation(s): Eastern North Carolina University, Greenville, NC, USA.

Publication date & source: 2004-10, Dermatol Nurs., 16(5):401-6, 413-6

Publication type: Review

Hyperpigmentation disorders of the skin are common. Three of the more common forms include melasma, lentigines, and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. Significant negative psychological consequences can result. Many therapeutic options exist, though treatment is often difficult, requiring lengthy therapy.

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