Format

Send to

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
Acta Dermatovenerol Alp Pannonica Adriat. 2005 Dec;14(4):137-42, 144-5.

Vitiligo.

Author information

  • 1New Jersey Medical School, 185 South Orange Avenue, Newark, New Jersey 07103-2714, USA.

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.

PMID:
16435042
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Free full text
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

0 comments
How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Full text links

    Icon for Slovenian Dermatovenerological Society
    Loading ...
    Write to the Help Desk