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Management of dyschromias in ethnic skin.

Author(s): Halder RM, Richards GM

Affiliation(s): Department of Dermatology, Howard University College of Medicine, 2041 Georgia Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20060, USA. rhalder@howard.edu

Publication date & source: 2004, Dermatol Ther., 17(2):151-7.

Publication type: Review

Pigmentary disorders are one of the most common skin disorders among people of color. Dyspigmentation in the form of either hyperpigmentation or hypopigmentation is often psychologically devastating to patients with darker skin. There is marked contrast between normally pigmented hyperpigmented, hypopigmented or depigmented skin in people of color. Despite being common, pigmentary disorders remain difficult to treat.

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