• Users Online: 1999
  • Print this page
  • Email this page
CASE REPORT
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 23-25

Segmental vitiligo with segmental morphea: An autoimmune link?


1 Department of Dermatology and Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Lady Hardinge Medical College and Suchita Kriplani Hospital, Delhi, India
2 Department of Pathology, Lady Hardinge Medical College and Suchita Kriplani Hospital, Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Pravesh Yadav
RZ-97, Phase-III, Prem Nagar, Najafgarh, New Delhi - 110 043
India
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2229-5178.144517

Rights and Permissions

An 18-year old girl with segmental vitiligo involving the left side of the trunk and left upper limb with segmental morphea involving the right side of trunk and right upper limb without any deeper involvement is illustrated. There was no history of preceding drug intake, vaccination, trauma, radiation therapy, infection, or hormonal therapy. Family history of stable vitiligo in her brother and a history of type II diabetes mellitus in the father were elicited. Screening for autoimmune diseases and antithyroid antibody was negative. An autoimmune link explaining the co-occurrence has been proposed. Cutaneous mosiacism could explain the presence of both the pathologies in a segmental distribution.


[FULL TEXT] [PDF]*
Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)
 

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed2065    
    Printed19    
    Emailed0    
    PDF Downloaded357    
    Comments [Add]    
    Cited by others 2    

Recommend this journal