Pigmentation Disorders

Skin of Color

Racial Limitations of Fitzpatrick Skin Type

Fitzpatrick skin type (FST) was developed to assess the propensity of the skin to burn during phototherapy, but it also is commonly used by...

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Streaked Discoloration on the Upper Body

An 18-year-old woman presented to our dermatology clinic with persistent diffuse discoloration on the upper body of more than 5 years’ duration....

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Violaceous Patches on the Arm

A 55-year-old man presented with red-violet patches on the right arm and chest that had been present since birth. The patches were asymptomatic...

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