Some skin conditions more prevalent in East Indian patients

April 1, 2004

San Diego - Lichen planus pigmentosus, melasma and cutaneous tuberculosis are among the diseases facing U.S. dermatologists in larger numbers as a result of immigration from the Indian subcontinent, according to Lalit K. Bhutani, M.D., a senior consultant in dermatology at the Sitaram Bhartia Institute of Science and Research in New Delhi.