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Int J Prev Med. 2013 Apr;4(4):489-90.

Vitiligo associated with esophageal adenocarcinoma.

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  • 1Department of Dermatology, School of Medicine, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran.

Abstract

Vitiligo is a disease that results in depigmented areas in the skin. It may develop at any age but the average age at onset is 20 years. Association of vitiligo and melanoma has been commonly reported, but malignancies other than melanoma have been rarely associated with vitiligo. We report a 73-year-old patient with new onset vitiligo who developed esophageal adenocarcinoma in the following years.

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Esophageal adenocarcinoma; malignant melanoma; thyrosinase; vitiligo

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