Background: Vitiligo is one of the most prevalent pigmentation disorders. The present study was conducted to assess zinc levels in patients with Vitiligo. Materials & Methods: The present study was conducted on 256 patients of vitiligo of both genders. Equal number of controls was also taken. In all subjects, blood sample was obtained and zinc level was assessed with atomic absorption spectrophotometry. Results: Out of 256 patients, males were 156 and females were 100. Common type of vitiligo was focal vitiligo seen in 84, generalized vitiligo in 102 and mucosal vitiligo in 70. The difference was significant (P< 0.05). The mean zinc level in vitiligo patients was 81.3mcg/dl and in control was 94.2 mcg/dl. The difference was significant (P< 0.05). Conclusion: Vitiligo patients showed lower level of zinc as compared to healthy individuals.
Key words: Absorption spectrophotometry, Vitiligo, Zinc
Received: 15 November 2018 Revised: 27 December 2018 Accepted: 28 December 2018
Corresponding author: Col (Dr) Vinay Gera, Department of Dermatology Base Hospital Lucknow, U.P., India
This article may be cited as: Singh N, Gera V. Evaluation of Zinc Levels in Patients with Vitiligo- A Clinical Study. J Adv Med Dent Scie Res 2019;7(7): 156-158.