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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 9-17

Animal models in disorders of skin color − utilizing evolution and demystifying mysteries

Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology Post graduate institute of medical education and research Chandigarh, India

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Dr. Muthu Sendhil Kumaran
Department of Dermatology Venereology and Leprology PGIMER, Chandigarh, 160012
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/Pigmentinternational.Pigmentinternational_

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Disorders of pigmentation are commonly encountered in dermatology outpatient clinics. Among hypopigmentary conditions, vitiligo is the most common disorder whereas hyperpigmentation can be attributed to multiple etiologies. The pathogenesis of these disorders in humans are still poorly understood. Animal models have been extensively studied and analyzed to pave way for understanding pathology as well as employ targeted treatment. In this study, we will discuss about the animal models that provide insight about pigmentation disorders.

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