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Melasma and Vitiligo in Brown Skin

  • Evangeline B. Handog
  • Maria Juliet Enriquez-Macarayo

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. The Brown Skin

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Maria Juliet Enriquez-Macarayo, Evangeline B. Handog
      Pages 3-5
    3. Maria Juliet Enriquez-Macarayo, Evangeline B. Handog
      Pages 7-10
  3. Melasma in Brown Skin

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Tania Cestari, Juliano Peruzzo, Natalia Giongo
      Pages 13-19
    3. Kyoung Chan Park, In Su Kim
      Pages 21-31
    4. Johannes F. Dayrit
      Pages 51-62
    5. Tien Guan Steven Thng, Sai Yee Chuah
      Pages 63-70
    6. Evangeline B. Handog, Maria Juliet Enriquez-Macarayo
      Pages 71-80
    7. Ncoza C. Dlova, Levashni Naidoo
      Pages 81-83
    8. Ma. Flordeliz Abad-Casintahan, Hester Gail Lim
      Pages 93-101
    9. Evangeline B. Handog, Maria Juliet Enriquez-Macarayo, Ricky Hipolito
      Pages 103-122
    10. Evangeline B. Handog, Maria Juliet Enriquez-Macarayo
      Pages 123-128
    11. Rosalina E. Nadela
      Pages 129-141
    12. Maria Suzanne L. Datuin
      Pages 159-167

About this book


This book sheds new light on pigmentary disorders in people with brown skin. Brown skin encompasses many races and ethnicities. Due to migration, people with brown skin are seen almost everywhere in the world. 

A wide variety of pigmentary disorders exists among this population  but the most disturbing and challenging are melasma and vitiligo

This book covers these two disorders, among people of brown skin, from the epidemiology to management, in a detailed yet easy-to-read and easy-to-use style.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Evangeline B. Handog
    • 1
  • Maria Juliet Enriquez-Macarayo
    • 2
  1. 1.Asian Hospital and Medical CenterMuntinlupaPhilippines
  2. 2.Angeles University Foundation Medical CenterPampangaPhilippines

About the editors

Dr Evangeline B. Handog, the first woman President of the International Society of Dermatology, is currently the Chair of the Department of Dermatology, Asian Hospital and Medical Center, Philippines and Head of the Cosmetic Unit of the Department of Dermatology, Research Institution for Tropical Medicine, Philippines.

As Chair of the Pigmentary Disorders Advisory Board of the Philippines, her research interest is primarily on Melasma and other pigmentary disorders. She has published more than thirty papers, and written fourteen chapters for international books, mostly on lightening agents.

She is a member of  the editorial board of the International Journal of Dermatology, faculty of F1000 and contributor to UpToDate.

Maria Juliet Enriquez-Macarayo, an active dermatologist consultant at Angeles University Foundation Medical Center, Pampanga, Philippines, is currently the Editor-in-Chief of the International Society of Dermatology’s Connection Newsletter, an Associate Faculty of f1000 and a contributor to UpToDate. 

She has co-authored local and international book chapters on pigmentary disorders, acne and diseases in Asian skin. With her valuable insights, she is a well- appreciated lecturer and a key opinion leader.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Melasma and Vitiligo in Brown Skin
  • Editors Evangeline B. Handog
    Maria Juliet Enriquez-Macarayo
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer India 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, New Delhi
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-81-322-3662-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-81-322-3881-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-81-322-3664-1
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIII, 377
  • Number of Illustrations 4 b/w illustrations, 120 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Dermatology
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“The purpose is to educate dermatologists on the current knowledge of the pathogenesis and the most effective approaches to treating and understanding melasma and vitiligo. The audience is dermatologists. … This is a superb reference, in fact the best I have read to date on these conditions. This is the only book you need to read for understanding melasma and vitiligo. … Buy this book -- you won’t be disappointed and you will be surprised at what you will learn.” (Patricia Wong, Doody’s Book Reviews, April, 2017)