Microscopia confocal reflectante in vivo em um caso típico de melasma

Translated title of the contribution: In vivo reflectance confocal microscopy in a typical case of melasma

Mariana Carvalho Costa, Hernando Vega Eljaiek, Leonardo Spagnol Abraham, Luna Azulay-Abulafia, Marco Ardigo

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Abstract

Melasma is a common disorder of hypermelanosis that affects mainly young and middle-aged women of Fitzpatrick's phototypes III-V. The disease significantly impacts their lives. In vivo reflectance confocal microscopy, a spreading technology for the noninvasive evaluation of the skin up to the papillary dermis, provides real-time en face images with cellular resolution. We present a case of melasma with in vivo reflectance confocal microscopy findings closely correlated to the histopathological features described in the literature.

Translated title of the contributionIn vivo reflectance confocal microscopy in a typical case of melasma
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)782-784
Number of pages3
JournalAnais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
Volume87
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2012

Keywords

  • Confocal
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Microscopy
  • Pigmentation disorders

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology

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