oa South African Medical Journal - Melanin hyperpigmentation in South African Bantu patients with toxic psychosis -the probable role of iron overload

Volume 46, Issue 43
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



Skin melanin concentrations were measured by reflectance spectrophotometry in 3 Bantu male groups of 46 toxicpsychosis patients, 36 schizophrenics, and 21 normal subjects; and in 2 White male groups of 25 alcoholic patients with psychiatric disorders, and 27 normal subjects.

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