Early disease onset and increased risk of other autoimmune diseases in familial generalized vitiligo.

@article{Laberge2005EarlyDO,
  title={Early disease onset and increased risk of other autoimmune diseases in familial generalized vitiligo.},
  author={Greggory S Laberge and Christina M. Mailloux and Katherine Gowan and Paulene J. Holland and Dorothy C Bennett and Pamela R. Fain and Richard A. Spritz},
  journal={Pigment cell research},
  year={2005},
  volume={18 4},
  pages={300-5}
}
Generalized vitiligo is an autoimmune disorder in which acquired white patches of skin and overlying hair result from autoimmune loss of melanocytes from involved areas. Although usually sporadic, family clustering of vitiligo may occur, in a non-Mendelian pattern typical of multifactorial, polygenic inheritance. Sporadic vitiligo is associated with autoimmune thyroid disease, pernicious anemia, Addison's disease, and lupus; these same disorders occur at increased frequency in patients' first… CONTINUE READING

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