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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 57  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 466-474

Childhood vitiligo: Treatment paradigms


Department of Dermatology, Venerology and Leprology, PGIMER, Chandigarh, India

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Amrinder Jit Kanwar
Department of Dermatology, Venerology and Leprology, PGIMER, Chandigarh
India
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Childhood vitiligo differs from the adults by showing a higher incidence in females, segmental vitiligo being more common and less frequent association with other systemic autoimmune and endocrine disorders.Childhood vitiligo is often associated with a marked psychosocial and long lasting effect on the self-esteem of the affected children and their parents, hence an adequate treatment is very essential. Treatment of vitiligo is indeed a tough challenge for the dermatologists' more so in the background of childhood vitiligo. Although multiple therapeutic modalities are available in the therapeutic armamentarium, not all can be used in children. This brief report updates regarding various therapies available in the treatment of childhood vitiligo.


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