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chloasma hepaticumA rarely used term for periorbital hyperpigmentation caused by primary biliary cirrhosis; it is not used in the working medical parlance.
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chloasma(klo-az'ma) [Gr. chloazein, to be green]
Tan to brown, sharply defined patches of skin pigment, usually found symmetrically on the forehead, temples, cheeks, or upper lip. The excess pigmentation often occurs in pregnant women, in women using oral contraceptives, or in patients with underlying liver disease. Women are affected more often than men. Sun exposure tends to worsen the condition. Synonym: melasma
Brownish pigmentation of the face, often occurring in pregnancy. It usually disappears after delivery. It is also seen in some women who take progestational oral contraceptives.Synonym: mask of pregnancy See: illustrationillustration
Chloasma caused by external agents such as sun, heat, mechanical means, and x-rays.
Skin discoloration following trauma.
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