Question 8. Is it true that vitiligo can be a part of one of the ...?
- Vitiligo may be associated with other disorders.
- The Dermatologist, in cooperation with Geneticists and Experts in other related fields must properly manage each and every associated/isolated condition.
- Subjects with vitiligo may also be affected by a multi-system organ dysfunction.
- The latter are named “vitiligo systemic syndromes”.
- Usually these cases are discovered at birth or during infancy.
Disorders and syndromes possibly associated with vitiligo (in alphabetical order)
More common associations
- Addison disease
- Alopecia areata
- Atopic dermatitis
- Autoimmune thyroid disease
- Chronic urticaria
- Diabetes mellitus
- Halo nevi
- Ocular abnormalities
- Rheumatoid arthritis
Less common associations
- Acrokeratosis paraneoplastica
- Alezzandrini syndrome
- APECED* syndrome (*Autoimmune PoliEndocrinopaty Candidiasis Ectodermal Dysplasia)
- DOPA-responsive dystonia
- Hemolytic Anemia (autoimmune)
- Hepatitis C
- Inflammatory bowel disease
- Kabuki syndrome
- Kaposi sarcoma
- MELAS syndrome
- Multiple sclerosis
- Myasthenia gravis
- Nonmelanoma skin cancer
- Nail distrophy
- Pemphigus vulgaris
- Schmidt syndrome
- Systemic lupus erythematosus
- Turner syndrome
- Twenty-nail dystrophy
- Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada syndrome
Author: Prof. Torello Lotti, MD
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