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Vitiligo in infants

Vitiligo in infants: Introduction

A condition where infants suffer from lack of pigmentation or whitening of areas of the skin. The condition is more obvious in babies with darker skin. Vitiligo has autoimmunity origins and involves the destruction of pigment-producing cells. Autoimmune conditions such as hyperthyroidism, alopecia areata and pernicious anemia seem to be associated with a higher incidence of vitiligo. ...more »

Symptoms of Vitiligo in infants

  • Usually arises between ages of 10 & 30 years, rarer to be present in infants
  • Gradually enlarging, chalk-white coloured patches of skin (5mm to greater than 5cm)
  • Depigmented patches usually symmetrical and involving skin around mouth and eyes and the hands but may be widespread over whole body
  • White or prematurely grey hair
  • Loss of hair (alopecia)
  • more symptoms...»

Treatments for Vitiligo in infants

  • Sunscreens
  • Sun protection measures
  • Cosmetic camouflage of skin patches
  • Topical Steroids (glucocorticoids)
  • Topical photochemotherapy - psoralens and UVA or sunlight exposure
  • more treatments...»

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