Is It True That Melasma Can Be Caused by a Fungal Infection?

I have read numerous forum entries of women who use lotrimin to help fade their Melasma. Is this a viable option? I can't find any literature that proves this to be true?

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Melasma from fungal infection

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Any infection can cause melasma...this is due to post inflammatory hyperpigmentation (pih). The lotrimin would address the infection, not directly the PIH.  

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