Thursday, February 24, 2011

Masquerade

This woman comes in with patchy light to dark brown hyperpigmentation of the cheeks, forehead, and upper lip. This condition is more commonly seen in Asians, African Americans, and Hispanics. It is related to sun-exposure.

Challenge: This common condition affects 75% of women who are...what?

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5 comments:

Albert said...

melasma?

Anonymous said...

Melasma, mask of pregnancy!

Anonymous said...

Chloasma/Melasma

Anonymous said...

pregnant

Craig Chen said...

I suppose it was too easy :) good recognition!
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Masquarade

Melasma, shown here, affects 75% of women who are pregnant and is sometimes called the "mask of pregnancy."

Sources: UpToDate; missinglink.ucsf.edu.