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  • melasma is a skin hyperpigmentation commonly affecting pregnant women that is caused by the overproduction of melanin?

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Question 1: skin ulcer (Pyoderma gangrenosum, ________)
LymphadenopathyPsoriasisBedsoreCellulitis

Question 2: HQ is a chemical that inhibits tyrosinase, an enzyme involved in the production of ________.
DNAHuman skin colorMelaninRed hair

Question 3: atrophic (________, Acrodermatitis chronica atrophicans)
Atopic dermatitisLichen sclerosusDermatitis herpetiformisBedsore

Question 4: Under Wood's lamp, excess ________ in the epidermis can be distinguished from that of the dermis.
MelaninRed hairHuman skin colorDNA

Question 5: Melasma is thought to be the stimulation of melanocytes or pigment-producing cells by the female sex hormones ________ and progesterone to produce more melanin pigments when the skin is exposed to sun.
EstrogenTestosteroneEstradiolGonadotropin

Question 6: The incidence of melasma also increases in patients with ________.
Thyroid dyshormonogenesisCongenital hypothyroidismThyroid diseaseEndocrine system

Question 7: ________, an acid that increases skin cell (keratinocyte) turnover.
AlitretinoinTretinoinCelecoxibBexarotene
















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