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Vitiligo in Infant/Neonate
See also in: External and Internal Eye,Anogenital
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Vitiligo in Infant/Neonate

See also in: External and Internal Eye,Anogenital
Contributors: Sarah N. Robinson MD, Vivian Wong MD, PhD, Susan Burgin MD
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Synopsis

Vitiligo is an acquired, pigmentary disorder characterized by loss of melanocytes. While vitiligo can appear at any time from shortly after birth into adulthood, it frequently begins in childhood. Onset during infancy is rare. Vitiligo in the infant can present as a focal macule or patch, in a segmental distribution appearing in a dermatome, or as vitiligo vulgaris. Vitiligo vulgaris has the findings of symmetrically scattered, slowly enlarging depigmented patches on the face (particularly periorificial distribution), trunk, hands, axillae, groin, upper and lower limbs, and body folds.

The natural course of the disease is slowly progressive and may have long periods of quiescence. Most treatment options should be reserved for after infancy.

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ICD10CM:
L80 – Vitiligo

SNOMEDCT:
56727007 – Vitiligo

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Vitiligo in Infant/Neonate
See also in: External and Internal Eye,Anogenital
A medical illustration showing key findings of Vitiligo : Face, Fingers, Depigmented macules/patches
Clinical image of Vitiligo - imageId=779676. Click to open in gallery.  caption: 'A white macule and a similar patch on the forearm.'
A white macule and a similar patch on the forearm.
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