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chlo·as·ma

 (klō-ăz′mə)
n. pl. chlo·as·ma·ta (-mə-tə)
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.

[New Latin, from Greek khloasma, greenness, from khloazein, to be green, from khloos, greenish color; see ghel- in Indo-European roots.]

chloasma

(kləʊˈæzmə)
n, pl chloasmata (kləʊˈæzmətə)
(Pathology) 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]

chlo•as•ma

(kloʊˈæz mə)

n.
a condition in which light brown spots occur on the skin, caused by exposure to sun, dyspepsia, or certain specific diseases.
[1875–80; < New Latin < Late Greek: greenness, derivative of Greek chloázein to be green, derivative of chlóos green]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.chloasma - a tan discoloration of a woman's face that is associated with pregnancy or with the use of oral contraceptives
symptom - (medicine) any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease
Translations

chlo·as·ma

n. cloasma, hiperpigmentación facial que puede ocurrir en algunas mujeres durante el embarazo.
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Pregnancy has a tendency to cause a natural darkening of the skin known as chloasma or the natural mask of pregnancy.
One of the most common changes associated with pregnancy (in up to 90% of cases) is represented by an increase in pigmentation on the face and lids, a reversible condition commonly known as melisma, chloasma or the 'mask of pregnancy'.
Melasma (also known as chloasma or mask of pregnancy) is an acquired, chronic, symmetrical hypermelanosis, characterized by brown patches of variable darkness on sun-exposed areas of the body.
9) Chloasma, also termed as mask of pregnancy, is the well marginated brownish pigmentation of the face like melasma.
Chloasma and spider angiomas are common during pregnancy and can occur on the eyelids perhaps related to high estrogen levels and increased fluid retention (28,29).
6 Chloasma due to hormonal stimulation of the cells that produce melanin in the skin.
It is known as chloasma or melasma gravidarum, and comes in the form of blotchy areas of darkened skin that can appear on the face (sometimes in the shape of a mask) and on other parts of the body, like the forearms and legs.
Chloasma (melasma related to pregnancy) usually diminishes within few months of delivery but melasma lesions due to oral contraceptives are usually persistent.
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However, its overproduction can darken and induce hyperpigmentation in the skin, such as chloasma, freckles, and solar lentigo (Briganti et al.
Melasma, also known as Chloasma or mask of pregnancy is an acquired, chronic, and symmetrical hypermelanosis, characterized by brown patches of variable darkness on sun exposed areas of body [1].