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Letters Use of skin lightening creams

Some clinical pointers to use

BMJ 2011; 342 doi: (Published 01 March 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;342:d1304
  1. Femi Adebayo, associate specialist in psychiatry1
  1. 1Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust, Dartford, Kent DA2 7WG, UK
  1. femi.adebayo{at}

Olumide highlights problems with the use of skin lightening creams.1 I have noticed further signs to suspect the use of bleaching agents.

Firstly, many users often …

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