cloasma


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A rash secondary to the hormonal effects of pregnancy or oral contraceptives, exacerbated by sunlight
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cloasma

Melasma, 'pregnancy mask' Obstetrics A rash 2º to the hormonal effects of pregnancy or OCs, exacerbated by sunlight Clinical Irregular, flat, symmetrical, light brown areas on the malar region, cheeks, and forehead, which often fade with delivery or cessation of birth control pills
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As cloasma is darkening of the skin, doctors now tend to refer to it as melasma (melas is Greek for black).
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