Study record managers: refer to the Data Element Definitions if submitting registration or results information. Vitiligo, an autoimmune disease of the skin, is a commonly acquired chronic depigmenting disorder characterized by loss of epidermal melanocytes and progressive depigmentation clinically, affecting from 0. The pathoetiology of vitiligo is multifactorial and has genetic, immunological, and environmental components. Several environment-associated mechanisms have been implicated to explain melanocyte disappearance, including ultraviolet UV radiation exposure, repeated mechanical or thermal stress, and exposure to chemicals especially phenols or catecholsbut epidemiologic data remain limited.
Vitiligo has been, until recently, a rather neglected area in dermatology and medicine.
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