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Management of common dermatoses in ethnic skin

The changing demographics of the UK are posing challenging problems for dermatologists who may have greater experience in examining Caucasian patients. Patients with pigmented skin present with different morphological lesions (where erythema is often masked) and with a different spectrum of disease. This article concentrates on the more common of these dermatoses and, where appropriate, discusses the diseases that are common to the whole population, but may have a different presentation in pigmented skin.
Dermatology in practice 2005; 13(4): 24–26
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