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Skin of Colour Resource


Skin of colour - general reviews

A systematic review of the influence of skin pigmentation on changes in the concentrations of vitamin D and 25-hydroxyvitamin D in plasma/serum following experimental UV irradiation.
Xiang F, Lucas R, de Gruijl F, Norval M.
Photochem Photobiol Sci. 2015 Nov 25;14(12):2138-46. doi: 10.1039/c5pp00168d. Systematic review.

[Skin Diseases in Africans].
Marcos-Pinto A, Ortins-Pina A, Borges-Costa J.
Acta Med Port. 2018 Jun 6;31(9):501-508. doi: 10.20344/amp.10287. Epub 2018 Sep 28. Review. Portuguese.

Clinical and biological characterization of skin pigmentation diversity and its consequences on UV impact.
Del Bino S, Duval C, Bernerd F.
Int J Mol Sci. 2018 Sep 8;19(9). pii: E2668. doi: 10.3390/ijms19092668. Review.

Characteristics and management of Asian skin.
Chan IL, Cohen S, da Cunha MG, Maluf LC.
Int J Dermatol. 2018 Jul 24. doi: 10.1111/ijd.14153. [Epub ahead of print]. Review.

Traditional and ethnobotanical dermatology practices in Africa.
Dlova NC, Ollengo MA.
Clin Dermatol. 2018 May - Jun;36(3):353-362. doi: 10.1016/j.clindermatol.2018.03.009. Epub 2018 Mar 10. Review.

Colourism: a global adolescent health concern.
Craddock N, Dlova N, Diedrichs PC.
Curr Opin Pediatr. 2018 May 8. doi: 10.1097/MOP.0000000000000638. [Epub ahead of print]. Review.

Personalized skincare: from molecular basis to clinical and commercial applications.
Markiewicz E, Idowu OC.
Clin Cosmet Investig Dermatol. 2018 Apr 11;11:161-171. doi: 10.2147/CCID.S163799. eCollection 2018. Review.

Diversity in dermatology residency programs.
Van Voorhees AS, Enos CW.
J Investig Dermatol Symp Proc. 2017 Oct;18(2):S46-S49. doi: 10.1016/j.jisp.2017.07.001. Review.

The importance of patient registries in skin of color.
Hinojosa JA, Pandya AG.
J Investig Dermatol Symp Proc. 2017 Oct;18(2):S31-S33. doi: 10.1016/j.jisp.2017.01.002. Review.

Ethnicity and aging skin.
Alexis AF, Obioha JO.
J Drugs Dermatol. 2017 Jun 1;16(6):s77-s80.

Updates in the understanding and treatments of skin & hair disorders in women of color.
Lawson CN, Hollinger J, Sethi S, Rodney I, Sarkar R, Dlova N, Callender VD.
Int J Womens Dermatol. 2017 Feb 16;3(1 Suppl):S21-S37. doi: 10.1016/j.ijwd.2017.02.006. eCollection 2017 Mar. Review.

Dermatologic conditions in patients of color who are pregnant.
Jeon C, Agbai O, Butler D, Murase J.
Int J Womens Dermatol. 2017 Mar 24;3(1):30-36. doi: 10.1016/j.ijwd.2017.02.019. eCollection 2017 Mar. Review.

Diversity in the dermatology workforce.
Hinjosa JA, Pandya AG.
Semin Cutan Med Surg. 2016 Dec;36(4):242-245. doi: 10.12788/j.sder.2016.063. Review.

Common conditions in skin of color.
Hadi A, Elbuluk N.
Semin Cutan Med Surg. 2016 Dec;35(4):184-190. doi: 10.12788/j.sder.2016.065. Review.

Evolution of skin and hair in African Americans.
Kyei A, Hogan S.
Semin Cutan Med Surg. 2016 Dec;35(4):201-206. doi: 10.12788/j.sder.2016.057. Review.

Skin color and pigmentation in ethnic skin.
Visscher MO.
Facial Plast Surg Clin North Am. 2017 Feb;25(1):119-125. doi: 10.1016/j.fsc.2016.08.011. Review.

Skin pigmentation and pigmentary disorders: focus on epidermal/dermal cross-talk.
Bastonini E, Kovacs D, Picardo M.
Ann Dermatol. 2016 Jun;28(3):279-89. doi: 10.5021/ad.2016.28.3.279. Epub 2016 May 25. Review.

Ethnic dermatology: a new series to guide practice.
Dadzie OE.
Dermatology in Practice. 2016 Spring;22(1):12-13. Review.

Aging differences in ethnic skin.
Vashi NA, de Castro Maymone MB, Kundu RV.
J Clin Aesthet Dermatol. 2016 Jan;9(1):31-8. Review.

Dermatoses due to Indian cultural practices. 
Gupta D, Thappa DM.
Indian J Dermatol. 2015 Jan-Feb;60(1):3-12. doi: 10.4103/0019-5154.147778. Review.

Follicular and scarring disorders in skin of color: presentation and management. 
Madu P, Kundu RV.
Am J Clin Dermatol. 2014 Aug;15(4):307-21. doi: 10.1007/s40257-014-0072-x. Review.

The evolution of skin pigmentation and hair texture in people of African ancestry. 
Jablonski NG, Chaplin G.
Dermatol Clin. 2014 Apr;32(2):113-21. doi: 10.1016/j.det.2013.11.003. Epub 2013 Dec 20. Review.

Was skin cancer a selective force for black pigmentation in early hominin evolution? 
Greaves M.
Proc Biol Sci. 2014 Feb 26;281(1781):20132955. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2013.2955. Print 2014 Apr 22. Review.

Variations in skin colour and the biological consequences of ultraviolet radiation exposure. 
Del Bino S, Bernerd F.
Br J Dermatol. 2013 Oct;169 Suppl 3:33-40. doi: 10.1111/bjd.12529. Review.

Dermatologic conditions in skin of color: part I. Special considerations for common skin disorders. 
Kundu RV, Patterson S.
Am Fam Physician. 2013 Jun 15;87(12):850-6. Review.

Dermatologic conditions in skin of color: part II. Disorders occurring predominately in skin of color. 
Kundu RV, Patterson S.
Am Fam Physician. 2013 Jun 15;87(12):859-65. Review.

Cultural competence and unique concerns in patients with ethnic skin. 
Taylor SC, Heath C.
J Drugs Dermatol. 2012 Apr;11(4):460-5. Review.

Dermatology for the elderly: an Indian perspective. 
Verma SB.
Clin Dermatol. 2011 Jan-Feb;29(1):91-6. doi: 10.1016/j.clindermatol.2010.07.012. Review.

Managing common dermatoses in skin of color. 
Coley MK, Alexis AF.
Semin Cutan Med Surg. 2009 Jun;28(2):63-70. doi: 10.1016/j.sder.2009.04.006. Review.

The Asian dermatologic patient: review of common pigmentary disorders and cutaneous diseases. 
Ho SG, Chan HH.
Am J Clin Dermatol. 2009;10(3):153-68. doi: 10.2165/00128071-200910030-00002. Review.

Human pigmentation variation: evolution, genetic basis, and implications for public health. 
Parra EJ.
Am J Phys Anthropol. 2007;Suppl 45:85-105. Review.

Natural considerations for skin of color. 
Baumann L, Rodriguez D, Taylor SC, Wu J.
Cutis. 2006 Dec;78(6 Suppl):2-19. Review.

[Adaptation-related black skin disorders in metropolitan France]. 
Fitoussi C.
Ann Dermatol Venereol. 2006 Nov;133(11):871-5. Review. French. No abstract available.

[Black skin: an anthropologist's journey between biology and sociology]. 
Bonniol JL.
Ann Dermatol Venereol. 2006 Nov;133(11):853-8. Review. French. No abstract available.

[Presenting disorders in black skin dermatology]. 
Petit A.
Ann Dermatol Venereol. 2006 Nov;133(11):861-9. Review. French. No abstract available.

Enhancing the care and treatment of skin of color, part 2: understanding skin physiology. 
Taylor SC.
Cutis. 2005 Nov;76(5):302-6. Review.

Enhancing the care and treatment of skin of color, part 1: The broad scope of pigmentary disorders. 
Taylor SC.
Cutis. 2005 Oct;76(4):249-55. Review.

Common dermatoses in moderately pigmented skin: uncommon presentations. 
Abdel-Naser MB, Verma SB, Abdallah MA.
Clin Dermatol. 2005 Sep-Oct;23(5):446-56. Review.

Cutaneous diseases in Asians. 
Lee CS, Lim HW.
Dermatol Clin. 2003 Oct;21(4):669-77. Review.

Cutaneous diseases in Native Americans. 
Cornelison RL Jr.
Dermatol Clin. 2003 Oct;21(4):699-702. Review.

Epidemiology of skin diseases in ethnic populations. 
Taylor SC.
Dermatol Clin. 2003 Oct;21(4):601-7. Review.

Pigmentary disorders in ethnic skin. 
Halder RM, Nandedkar MA, Neal KW.
Dermatol Clin. 2003 Oct;21(4):617-28, vii. Review.

Ethnic skin disorders overview. 
Halder RM, Nootheti PK.
J Am Acad Dermatol. 2003 Jun;48(6 Suppl):S143-8. Review.

Ethnic skin: overview of structure and function. 
Berardesca E, Maibach H.
J Am Acad Dermatol. 2003 Jun;48(6 Suppl):S139-42. Review.

[Characteristics of genetically pigmented skins]. 
Morand JJ, Lightburn E.
Bull Soc Pathol Exot. 2003 Jan;96(5):394-400. Review. French.

Racial (ethnic) differences in skin properties: the objective data. 
Wesley NO, Maibach HI.
Am J Clin Dermatol. 2003;4(12):843-60. Review.

Defining skin of color. 
Taylor SC, Cook-Bolden F.
Cutis. 2002 Jun;69(6):435-7. Review.

Skin of color: biology, structure, function, and implications for dermatologic disease. 
Taylor SC.
J Am Acad Dermatol. 2002 Feb;46(2 Suppl Understanding):S41-62. Review.

[Dry skin and black skin: what are the facts?]. 
Mahé A.
Ann Dermatol Venereol. 2002 Jan;129(1 Pt 2):152-7. Review. French.

Identifying disease in pigmented skin. 
Short K, Higgins E.
Practitioner. 2001 Nov;245(1628):925-30. Review. No abstract available.

Skin colour assessment in safety testing of cosmetics. An overview. 
Hermanns JF, Piérard-Franchimont C, Piérard GE.
Int J Cosmet Sci. 2000 Feb;22(1):67-71. doi: 10.1046/j.1467-2494.2000.00021.x. Review.

A review of cutaneous disease in African-American patients. 
McMichael AJ.
Dermatol Nurs. 1999 Feb;11(1):35-6, 41-7. Review.

The ABC's of black hair and skin care. 
Jackson F.
ABNF J. 1998 Sep-Oct;9(5):100-4. Review.

Diagnosis in racially pigmented skin. 
Child F.
Practitioner. 1998 Apr;242(1585):292-6. Review. No abstract available.

Racial differences in skin pathophysiology. 
Berardesca E, Maibach H.
J Am Acad Dermatol. 1996 Apr;34(4):667-72. Review.

Pigmentary problems in the tropics. 
Dominguez-Soto L, Hojyo-Tomoka T, Vega-Memije E, Arenas R, Cores-Franco R.
Dermatol Clin. 1994 Oct;12(4):777-84. Review.

[Histology and physiology of black skin]. 
La Ruche G, Cesarini JP.
Ann Dermatol Venereol. 1992;119(8):567-74. Review. French.

Sensitive and ethnic skin. A need for special skin-care agents? 
Berardesca E, Maibach HI.
Dermatol Clin. 1991 Jan;9(1):89-92. Review.

Pigmentary disorders in black skin. 
Kenney JA Jr.
Clin Dermatol. 1989 Apr-Jun;7(2):1-10. Review. No abstract available.

Pigmentary disorders in oriental skin. 
Jimbow M, Jimbow K.
Clin Dermatol. 1989 Apr-Jun;7(2):11-27. Review.

Cutaneous reaction patterns in blacks. 
McLaurin CI.
Dermatol Clin. 1988 Jul;6(3):353-62. Review.

Structure and function of the skin. Are there differences between black and white skin? 
McDonald CJ.
Dermatol Clin. 1988 Jul;6(3):343-7. Review.

Skin variations in blacks. 
Henderson AL.
Cutis. 1983 Oct;32(4):376-7. Review.

Unusual patterns of common dermatoses in blacks. 
McLaurin CI.
Cutis. 1983 Oct;32(4):352-5, 358-60. Review.


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