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    Lodha N, Poojary SA. A novel contrast stain for the rapid diagnosis of pityriasis versicolor: A comparison of Chicago Sky Blue 6B stain, potassium hydroxide mount and culture. Indian J Dermatol [serial online] 2015 [cited 2015 Aug 9];60:340-4. Available from:

    Chicago Sky Blue 6B stain staining of skin scrapings is the most sensitive method for the diagnosis of pityriasis versicolor. Due to the distinct contrast provided by CSB, it is easy to perform, rapid and qualitatively superior to KOH mount.

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    Avital YS, Morvay M, Gaaland M, Kemny L. Study of the international epidemiology of androgenetic alopecia in young caucasian men using photographs from the internet. Indian J Dermatol [serial online] 2015 [cited 2015 Aug 9];60:419. Available from:

    Photographs from the Internet can be used to evaluate severe AGA in epidemiological studies.

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    Dapsone gel 5% is effective and well tolerated for treatment of facial acne in women with skin of color.
    Major finding: Women of color experienced a mean 39% reduction in Global Acne Assessment Scores after 12 weeks of self-treatment of facial acne using dapsone gel 5% twice daily as monotherapy.

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