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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

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Dr. Pravesh Yadav
RZ-97, Phase-III, Prem Nagar, Najafgarh, New Delhi - 110 043
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2229-5178.144517

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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.

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