eMediNexus, 07-08-2020

Which of the following statements are False?
  •    Melasma is a common dyschromia, the populational prevalence of which varies according to ethnic composition, skin phototype and intensity of sun exposure.
  •    Melasma occurs in all ethnic and population groups. However, a higher prevalence has been recorded in more pigmented phenotypes, such as East Asians - Japanese, Korean and Chinese; Indians; Pakistanis; Middle Eastern and Mediterranean-Africans; Hispanic-Americans; and Brazilians.
  •    The primary risk factors for melasma in men are sun exposure and family history, whereas pregnancy, sun exposure and the use of combined oral contraceptives increases the predisposition in women.
  •    Among Indians, men have a higher preponderance of developing melasma compared to females.