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European Journal of Dermatology

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A case of possible chemical leukoderma secondary to usage of skin whitening agents Article à paraître

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1 Department of Dermatology, Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto, Japan
2 Department of Diagnostic Pathology, Kyoto University Hospital, Kyoto, Japan

At present, hydroquinone, retinoic acid, and vitamin C are some of the mainstream treatment options for hyperpigmentation dermatitis [1]. These agents interfere with melanin synthesis, resulting in reduced pigmentation. As many Asian women seek a lighter skin colour, numerous whitening agents are available, some of which include such depigmentation agents. Here, we present a case of chemical leukoderma which occurred secondary to the use of skin whitening agents.A 61-year-old Japanese woman presented [...]