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Ravali Yalamanchili, Veeranna Shastry, Jayadev Betkerur
BACKGROUND: Melasma is one of the most common and distressing pigmentary disorders presenting to dermatology clinics. The precise cause of melasma remains unknown. It is notably difficult to treat and has a tendency to relapse. Its population prevalence varies according to ethnic composition, skin phototype, and intensity of sun exposure. Due to its frequent facial involvement, the disease has an impact on the quality of life of patients. AIMS: To study the clinico-epidemiological pattern, dermascopy, wood's lamp findings and the quality of life in patients with melasma...
September 2015: Indian Journal of Dermatology
Atam P Dhawan, Brian D'Alessandro, Sachin Patwardhan, Nizar Mullani
Optical imaging of skin-lesions for early detection and management of the most fatal skin-cancer malignant melanoma is of significant interest in mass screening of skin-lesions with high-risk population. Surface illumination based optical imaging methods such as epiluminescence light microscopy (ELM) through "Dermascopy" has shown a significant potential in improving early diagnosis of malignant melanomas. Limitations of surface reflectance based imaging systems have been realized in analyzing images for important vascular and depth dependent information...
2009: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
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