New discoveries in the pathogenesis and classification of vitiligo.

  title={New discoveries in the pathogenesis and classification of vitiligo.},
  author={Michelle A Rodrigues and K Ezzedine and Iltefat H Hamzavi and Amit G Pandya and John E Harris},
  journal={Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology},
  volume={77 1},
Vitiligo is a common autoimmune disease that progressively destroys melanocytes in the skin, resulting in the appearance of patchy depigmentation. This disfiguring condition frequently affects the face and other visible areas of the body, which can be psychologically devastating. The onset of vitiligo often occurs in younger individuals and progresses for life, resulting in a heavy burden of disease and decreased quality of life. Presentation patterns of vitiligo vary, and recognition of these… CONTINUE READING



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