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Vitiligo: a review of some facts lesser known about depigmentation.

Nordlund JJ - Indian J Dermatol (2011)

Bottom Line: It has three important factors underlying this destruction.The depigmented skin has many aberrant functions such as a muted response to contact allergens, a phenomenon also seen in mice that depigment.The white skin of those with vitiligo does not form non-melanoma skin cancers although the white skin of albinos, which has a similar color as vitiligo, is highly susceptible to skin cancer.

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Affiliation: Department of Dermatology, Wright State Boonshoft School of Medicine, Dayton, Ohio, USA.

ABSTRACT
Vitiligo is a disorder that causes the destruction of melanocytes. It has three important factors underlying this destruction. The depigmented skin has many aberrant functions such as a muted response to contact allergens, a phenomenon also seen in mice that depigment. The white skin of those with vitiligo does not form non-melanoma skin cancers although the white skin of albinos, which has a similar color as vitiligo, is highly susceptible to skin cancer.

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Unilateral depigmentation (segmental vitiligo) on the anterior chest and upper part of the right arm in a girl. The distribution of pigment loss is very similar in this patient and the one shown in Figure 11
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Figure 12: Unilateral depigmentation (segmental vitiligo) on the anterior chest and upper part of the right arm in a girl. The distribution of pigment loss is very similar in this patient and the one shown in Figure 11

Mentions: Unilateral depigmentation (segmental vitiligo) on the anterior chest and upper part of the right arm in a young woman. The distribution of pigment loss is very similar in this patient and the one given in Figure 12


Vitiligo: a review of some facts lesser known about depigmentation.

Nordlund JJ - Indian J Dermatol (2011)

Unilateral depigmentation (segmental vitiligo) on the anterior chest and upper part of the right arm in a girl. The distribution of pigment loss is very similar in this patient and the one shown in Figure 11
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Figure 12: Unilateral depigmentation (segmental vitiligo) on the anterior chest and upper part of the right arm in a girl. The distribution of pigment loss is very similar in this patient and the one shown in Figure 11
Mentions: Unilateral depigmentation (segmental vitiligo) on the anterior chest and upper part of the right arm in a young woman. The distribution of pigment loss is very similar in this patient and the one given in Figure 12

Bottom Line: It has three important factors underlying this destruction.The depigmented skin has many aberrant functions such as a muted response to contact allergens, a phenomenon also seen in mice that depigment.The white skin of those with vitiligo does not form non-melanoma skin cancers although the white skin of albinos, which has a similar color as vitiligo, is highly susceptible to skin cancer.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Dermatology, Wright State Boonshoft School of Medicine, Dayton, Ohio, USA.

ABSTRACT
Vitiligo is a disorder that causes the destruction of melanocytes. It has three important factors underlying this destruction. The depigmented skin has many aberrant functions such as a muted response to contact allergens, a phenomenon also seen in mice that depigment. The white skin of those with vitiligo does not form non-melanoma skin cancers although the white skin of albinos, which has a similar color as vitiligo, is highly susceptible to skin cancer.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus