- a condition in which light-brown spots occur on the skin, caused by exposure to sun, dyspepsia, or certain specific diseases.
Origin of chloasma
1875–80; < New Latin < Late Greek: greenness, derivative of Greek chloázein to be green, derivative of chlóos green
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What cases of chloasma are included in the idiopathic group?
What cases of chloasma are included in the symptomatic group?
It is not to be confounded with vitiligo, chloasma, or the macular syphiloderm.
At the same time, the skin is frequently dry and harsh, and may present brownish spots (chloasma cachecticorum).
The complexion slowly assumes the peculiar hue of chloasma cachecticorum.
- med the appearance on a person's skin, esp of the face, of patches of darker colour: associated with hormonal changes caused by liver disease or the use of oral contraceptives
C19: from New Latin, from Greek khloasma greenness
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- A patchy brown or dark brown skin discoloration that usually occurs on a woman's face and may result from hormonal changes, as in pregnancy.mask of pregnancy melasma
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