November 2017 Editorial


Putting the spotlight on skin of color

Johannes F. Dayrit, MD, FPDS

My fascination with pigmentary disorders started in 2015 when I gave a lecture titled “Controversial 50 shades of grey”, in one of the pre-congress sessions during the World Congress of Dermatology in Vancouver. The special meeting was a global consensus forum on conditions that are considered rare but may be found on pigmented skin such as ashy dermatosis, erythema dyschromicum perstans, lichen planus pigmentosus, Riehl’s melanosis and idiopathic eruptive macular pigmentation. After a series of discussions and E-mail communications among members of the group, a consensus on terminologies was formulated and the report is now awaiting publication.