Studying Skin Types
December 16, 2015
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Darker Skin May Be Linked To Higher Risk Of Acral Pigmented Lesions On Palms And Soles.


HealthDay (12/15, Preidt) reports that research published online in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology suggests that individuals who have “darker skin are about one-third more likely to have” acral pigmented lesions “on their palms and soles.”


In the study, acral pigmented lesions “were found on 30 percent of white patients and 40 percent of those with darker skin.”


Additionally, the investigators “found that 44 percent of patients with the darkest skin had the lesions, compared with 28 percent of those with the lightest skin.”