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What is melasma or chloasma ?

This is a frequently seen hyperpigmentation in young females
It is rare in males
Chloasma may be frequently precipitated by pregnancy also called as Chloasma gravidarum or mask of pregnancy
They may be precipitated by oral contraceptive pills
The pigmentation is generally seen on the malar prominence and bridge of nose
They are frequently symmetrical