Acta Scientific Medical Sciences

Research ArticleVolume 2 Issue 4

An Epidemiological Study of Vitiligo in an Urban City Hospital

Chinthaamani KPR*

Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy, Sree Balaji Medical College and Hospital, Chennai, India

*Corresponding Author: Chinthaamani KPR, Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy, Sree Balaji Medical College and Hospital, Chennai, India.

Received: March 27, 2018; Published: June 05, 2018

Citation: Chinthaamani KPR. “An Epidemiological Study of Vitiligo in an Urban City Hospital”. Acta Scientific Medical Sciences 2.4 (2018).

Abstract

  Vitiligo is an acquired progressive melanocytopenia of unknown etiology, clinically manifests as circumscribed depigmented macules and patches, often associated with leukotrichia.

Study Design: Descriptive Cross sectional study.

Study Area: Skin Outpatient Department.

  To find out the epidemiology of vitiligo by observing the demographic data, clinical patterns of vitiligo and its association with family history and comorbidities in patients who are attending department of Dermatology at Sree Balaji Medical College and Hospital.

Keywords: Vitiligo; Melanocytopenia; Leukotrichia

Copyright: © 2018 Chinthaamani KPR. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.



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