Volume 8 Issue 12 (December, 2020)

Original Articles

Assessment of cases of vitiligo- A clinical study
Dr. Akshat Mittal

Background: Vitiligo is an acquired depigmentary condition caused by inactivation or destruction of melanocytes in epidermis and hair follicle. The clinically characteristic symptoms of the vitiligo are pale or milk-white macules or patches due to the selective destruction of melanocytes. The present study was conducted to assess cases of vitiligo. Materials & Methods: The present study was conducted on 276 patients of vitiligo of both genders. In all subjects, a careful clinical examination was done. Type of vitiligo was evaluated. Results: Out of 276 patients, males were 156 and females were 120. Common type of vitiligo was segmental seen in 72, non- segmental in 116 and undetermined in 48. The difference was significant (P< 0.05). Conclusion: Vitiligo constitutes important dermatological disease especially in India. Authors found that case of vitiligo is not uncommon nowadays. Common type reported was segmental, non- segmental and undetermined. Vitiligo differs substantially in various clinical aspects. Key words: Segmental, Undetermined, Vitiligo.

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