By Diane Jackson-Richards, Amit G. Pandya
This atlas, containing greater than three hundred colour images, specializes in these dermatologic stipulations which are commonest in ethnic epidermis or dermis of colour. It contains succinct reasons of every illness method, describes scientific findings and offers key info on prognosis and remedy. person chapters are dedicated to pigmentary issues, follicular issues, hair and scalp problems, eczemas, papulosquamous problems, granulomatous issues, connective tissue ailments, infectious illnesses, scarring problems, cutaneous neoplasms, photodermatoses and drug eruptions. the truth that this atlas covers pores and skin problems that impact sufferers of all ethnic backgrounds guarantees that it'll be of globally relevance. it's going to function a helpful reference for dermatologists and quite a number different overall healthiness care providers.
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Unfortunately, treatment of the hypopigmentation of pityriasis alba is difficult, and it has been shown that topical steroids and emollients are of similar efficacy [2, 3]. With the risk for side effects from chronic corticosteroid use, it is reasonable to treat only with lubrication and sun avoidance to prevent darkening of the skin surrounding the affected areas. References 1. Weber BM, Sponchiado de Avila LG, Albaneze R, et al. Pityriasis alba: a study of pathogenic factors. J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol.
6 In the majority of acquired pigmentation disorders, histological examination reveals an increase in melanin. Contingent on the offending drug, the histological findings may also show characteristic patterns of melanin accumulation, distinctive collections of pigment-laden macrophages in the dermis and neighboring vessels and glands, or the presence of metal deposition or unusual pigments within the dermis . 5 Diagnosis and Differential Diagnosis Individuals presenting with acquired pigmentation should raise suspicion for a drug-related etiology, especially when the lesions are observed in sun-exposed skin and/or exhibit atypical shades such as blue, gray, and purple.
8 Erythema dyschromicum perstans on the neck and chest of an Asian female (Courtesy Dr. Lu Le) Fig. 9 Erythema dyschromicum perstans on the arms of an Asian female (Courtesy Dr. 5 Natural History and Prognosis EDP is a chronic disorder with insidious onset. Often it starts as small pigmented macules with a diameter of a few millimeters, gradually increasing in number and size over a period of a few weeks extending peripherally to form converging patches. In children, these hyperpigmented patches are more likely to resolve over time compared to their adult counterparts .
Dermatology Atlas for Skin of Color by Diane Jackson-Richards, Amit G. Pandya