Home > Dermatology > AAD 2019 > Vitiligo: The Beginning of a New Era > Vitiligo in children

Vitiligo in children

Presented By
Prof. Pearl Grimes, Vitiligo & Pigmentation Institute of Southern California, USA
Conference
AAD 2019

Half of all vitiligo patients have an onset before the age of 20, and children comprise 25% of all vitiligo patients. “If this disorder begins in childhood, it is often associated with profound emotional trauma. Affected children often have longstanding social adjustment issues,” said Prof. Pearl Grimes (Vitiligo & Pigmentation Institute of Southern California, USA) [1].

Most bothersome sites are the face and legs. If the disease starts early, it has a greater severity. Vitiligo is seen more frequent in children with atopic dermatitis [2]. Ezzedine et al. (2014) identify 2 clinical subtypes of vitiligo: those with early onset disease (<12 years) are characterised by a family history of vitiligo, a family history of premature greying, and halo nevi; those with late onset disease (>12 years) often have acrofacial localisation [3]. Research has shown that cosmetic camouflage leads to a significant improvement in quality of life in children with viti...



Please login to read the full text of the article.


If you have no account yet, please register now.





Posted on