March 2007

Prevalence of Self-diagnosed Melasma Among Premenopausal Latino Women in Dallas and Fort Worth, Tex

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Arch Dermatol. 2007;143(3):423-431. doi:10.1001/archderm.143.3.424

Studies reporting the prevalence of melasma have been performed on patients presenting to dermatology and general medical clinics14; however, prevalence in the general population is unknown. The present article reports a new, validated instrument to determine the presence of melasma by self-diagnosis that was used to determine the prevalence of melasma in premenopausal Latino women in the Dallas–Fort Worth, Tex area.

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