Vitiligo

Richard H. Huggins, Robert A. Schwartz, Camila Krysicka Janniger

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Abstract

Vitiligo represents a selective destruction of the melanocytes. It is a relatively common, probably autoimmune disorder that affects people of all backgrounds and both genders. No particular group seems to be preferentially affected. Half of vitiligo patients have an onset before the age of 18 years. In regions where leprosy is endemic, individuals with vitiligo are often stigmatized due to similarities in appearance between the two diseases. We will review this important subject, emphasizing the latest therapeutic advances.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)137-145
Number of pages9
JournalActa Dermatovenerologica Alpina, Pannonica et Adriatica
Volume14
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1 2005

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Vitiligo
Melanocytes
Leprosy
Age of Onset
Therapeutics

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Infectious Diseases
  • Dermatology

Keywords

  • Autoimmunity
  • Depigmenting disorders
  • Vitiligo

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Huggins, R. H., Schwartz, R. A., & Janniger, C. K. (2005). Vitiligo. Acta Dermatovenerologica Alpina, Pannonica et Adriatica, 14(4), 137-145.
Huggins, Richard H. ; Schwartz, Robert A. ; Janniger, Camila Krysicka. / Vitiligo. In: Acta Dermatovenerologica Alpina, Pannonica et Adriatica. 2005 ; Vol. 14, No. 4. pp. 137-145.
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In: Acta Dermatovenerologica Alpina, Pannonica et Adriatica, Vol. 14, No. 4, 01.12.2005, p. 137-145.

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