New insights in segmental vitiligo: case report and review of theories

@article{vanGeel2012NewII,
  title={New insights in segmental vitiligo: case report and review of theories},
  author={Nanja van Geel and Ilse G. Mollet and Lieve Brochez and Marieke Dutr{\'e} and Sofie de Schepper and Evelien Verhaeghe and Jo L W Lambert and Reinhart Speeckaert},
  journal={British Journal of Dermatology},
  year={2012},
  volume={166}
}
Segmental vitiligo and generalized vitiligo are in general considered to be separate entities. The aetiopathogenesis of segmental vitiligo remains unclear, although several hypotheses have been put forward including mainly neuronal mechanisms. The typical association with other autoimmune diseases, as seen in generalized vitiligo, seems to be significantly less in segmental vitiligo, although recent insights point towards a possible immune‐mediated overlap between the two subtypes. In this… 

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