Long-term actinic damage in sun-exposed vitiligo and normally pigmented skin.

@article{CalanchiniPostizzi1987LongtermAD,
  title={Long-term actinic damage in sun-exposed vitiligo and normally pigmented skin.},
  author={E Calanchini-Postizzi and Edgar Frenk},
  journal={Dermatologica},
  year={1987},
  volume={174 6},
  pages={266-71}
}
Vitiligo provides a model system for studying chronic actinic damage in skin devoid of melanin pigments and thereby permits assessment of their photoprotective function. Our study comprised 23 patients with a mean age of 67 years having stable, long-lasting vitiligo on light-exposed body regions. The vitiliginous and normally pigmented, light-exposed skin was examined clinically for manifestations of chronic actinic damage. In 11 patients skin biopsies were obtained from vitiliginous and… CONTINUE READING

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