chloasma


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chloasma

[klō′az·mə]
(medicine)
Patchy tan, brown, and black hyperpigmentation, especially on the brow and cheek; of unknown cause, but may be due to the action of sunshine upon perfume or to endocrinopathy.
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COVER-UP: Typical chloasma, skin pigmentation of the face
When the letter conveying "obeisance" from Melaka to China arrived and was read out to the delight of the Raja of China, the latter developed chloasma over his whole body.
Using its Penetrating Therapeutics[TM] technologies, Obagi Medical's products are designed to improve penetration of agents across the skin barrier for common and visible skin conditions in adult skin including chloasma, melasma, senile letigines, acne vulgaris and sun damage.
Chloasma, oral contraceptives and plasma immunoreactive [beta]-Melanocyte Stimulating Hormone.
Chloasma refers to the blotchy, brown discolouration of the skin on the face around the eyes.
It could be: 6 Chloasma, patches of increased pigmentation due to the high levels of MSH (melanocyte-stimulating hormone) which occur in pregnancy and lead to increased skin pigmentation.
Chloasma (Melasma) [online] 2009 [cited 2009 May 31].
Dianne has a condition called Chloasma, sometimes also known as melasma.
Q I've developed quite big brown patches on my cheeks and upper lip which have been diagnosed as melasma or chloasma.
Initially the term chloasma had been employed at one time to describe practically all melanodermatous conditions and this included even condition like tineaversicolor.
Also known as chloasma, these tanned patches on the face and neck are nicknamed `the mask of pregnancy', as they are common in pregnant women.
Like facial chloasma there is a sharp line of demarcation at the margins.