FAQDoes halo nevi affect vitiligo development?

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Halo nevi — nevi with an depigmented circle around it, usually on the trunk — are about 10x more common in vitiligo patients than in the general population, especially in children. 

Children with vitiligo-associated halo nevi are more likely to have the generalized vitiligo subtype, thus requiring a whole body skin examination by a dermatologist at regular intervals. 

However, halo nevi do not significantly alter vitiligo treatment response or elevate risk for disease progression.

 

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