Incidenceprevalence

There are few studies showing the prevalence of melasma. A study done in Mexico2 and another done in Peru3 found that melasma accounted for 4-10% of new dermatology hospital referrals. Melasma was found to be the third most common pigmentary disorder of the skin in a survey of 2000 black people at a private clinic in Washington DC.4 Melasma is thought to be more common in people of Hispanic origin who live in areas of high ultraviolet-light exposure and in Asian people.5

Was this article helpful?

0 0
Natural Treatments For Psoriasis

Natural Treatments For Psoriasis

Do You Suffer From the Itching and Scaling of Psoriasis? Or the Chronic Agony of Psoriatic Arthritis? If so you are not ALONE! A whopping three percent of the world’s populations suffer from either condition! An incredible 56 million working hours are lost every year by psoriasis sufferers according to the National Psoriasis Foundation.

Get My Free Ebook


Post a comment