Vitiligo in children: A review of classification, hypotheses of pathogenesis and treatment

Journal Article

Vitiligo is a relatively common dermatologic finding and one that has been observed since ancient times. Depigmentation of the skin, with loss of melanocytes on histology characterizes this disorder. A range of clinical phenotypes lead to varying degrees of morbidity. The cause of vitiligo remains unknown, although an autoimmune pathogenesis seems most likely. Treatment also remains difficult. A number of new therapies show significant potential. In this review, we will focus on the classification of childhood vitiligo, hypotheses of pathogenesis and treatment. © 2005 by Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Bellet, JS; Prose, NS

Published Date

  • 2005

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 80 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 631 - 636

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0365-0596