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What is the difference between melasma and hyperpigmentation?

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Dr. Victor Bonuel
Internal Medicine

In brief: Hyperpigmentation

Is increased skin pigmentation due to increase melanin production by the melanocytes.
It can be due to external factors ( sun exposure, meds side effect etc. Or medical conditions such as adrenal or kidney problems etc.Melasma is one cause of increase pigmentation.http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/mobileart.asp?articlekey=114398&page=1 http://www.Rightdiagnosis.Com/sym/hyperpigmentation.Htm.

In brief: Hyperpigmentation

Is increased skin pigmentation due to increase melanin production by the melanocytes.
It can be due to external factors ( sun exposure, meds side effect etc. Or medical conditions such as adrenal or kidney problems etc.Melasma is one cause of increase pigmentation.http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/mobileart.asp?articlekey=114398&page=1 http://www.Rightdiagnosis.Com/sym/hyperpigmentation.Htm.
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry

In brief: Melasma

Melasma is hyperpigmented patches or macules on skin.

In brief: Melasma

Melasma is hyperpigmented patches or macules on skin.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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