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Pigmentation of the Upper Back: Causes and Treatments

  By posted Aug 2nd 2014
Healthy Living

Pigmentation of the upper back is very common in Indian women. It is usually seen in women in their late 20's and upwards, however some young girls in their teens also suffer with this problem. The pigmentation looks unsightly and may also be associated with itching. It causes a lot of psychological distress and many women complain that they are not able to wear the kind of clothes that they desire.

The causes of pigmentation of the upper back are multi-fold. They have various names depending upon the cause and features seen under the microscope when a skin specimen is examined. Broadly speaking, the reasons which contribute to pigmentation of the upper back are:


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