A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Vitiligo

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An inflammatory process that is idiopathic and results in depigmentation of the skin consequent to loss of melanocytes from the epidermis, and in whitening of hair that follows loss of melanocytes from the bulb of follicles.

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Vitiligo

An inflammatory process that is idiopathic and results in depigmentation of the skin consequent to loss of melanocytes from the epidermis, and in whitening of hair that follows loss of melanocytes from the bulb of follicles….

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Vitiligo

An inflammatory process that is idiopathic and results in depigmentation of the skin consequent to loss of melanocytes from the epidermis, and in whitening of hair that follows loss of melanocytes from the bulb of follicles….

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Vitiligo: Key Points

Key Points Vitiligo is a common disorder of depigmentation. Vitiligo may occur in patterns: localized, segmental, generalized, or a variant with acral predilection and periorificial involvement. Vitiligo may be associated with autoimmune disease….

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Vitiligo: References

…erences Alikhan A, Felsten LM, Daly M, Petronic-Rosic V (2011) Vitiligo: a comprehensive overview, Part I, JAAD, 65(3): 473-491. Felsten LM, Alikhan Al, Petronic-Rosic V (2011) Vitiligo: a comprehensive overview, Part II, JAAD, 65(3): 493-514. Taieb…

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Vitiligo: Clinical Cases

…ody surface involvement Otherwise healthy No family history of vitiligo or autoimmune disease Initial evaluation Wood’s lamp examination confirms depigmented patches A clinical diagnosis of vitiligo is rendered Recommend NBUVB phototherapy co…

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Vitiligo: Treatment

…sponse. When to refer to a dermatologist If the diagnosis of vitiligo is not clear. For skin biopsy to confirm the diagnosis of vitiligo. For management of extensive or rapidly progressive disease. For initiation and/or monitoring of phototherapy….

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Superficial Fungal Infections: Therapy: Tinea versicolor

Therapy: Tinea versicolor Tinea versicolor is a superficial skin infection by Malassezia furfur (a.k.a. Pityrosporum ovale and Pityrosporum orbiculare). Epidemiology Tinea versicolor is a very common skin infection, affecting up to 2-8% individuals…

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Alopecia: Clinical Cases

Clinical Cases Case 1 8-year-old healthy girl with a two-year history of hair loss Irregular, jagged and scattered patches of hair loss on the scalp; no eyelashes Parents note that hair loss started when the family moved to a new state and descr…

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Vitiligo: Initial Evaluation

Initial Evaluation Vitiligo Differential diagnosis Tinea versicolor Pityriasis alba Discoid lupus…