Vitiligo caused by chloroquine phototoxicity.

  • Edgar Selvaag
  • Published 1998 in Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps


A six year old girl of Ethiopian origin suffering from atopic eczema since the age of two is presented. Prior to a visit to her grandparents in Ethiopia, she received 250 mg chloroquine weekly as a prophylaxis against malaria. Three weeks thereafter, she developed sharply demarcated depigmented areas on the face, especially in the periorbital area. On… (More)

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