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International Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy Sciences

2023, Vol. 6, Issue 1, Part B

Vitiligo updates: Pathophysiology, diagnosis and stability evaluation
Author(s)
Basma Ramadan Refaey Ramadan, El-Sayed Shaaban Hewedy, Fersan Abd Allah Sallam and Lamia Hamouda Elgarhy
Abstract
Skin patches with reduced pigmentation are the hallmark of the acquired idiopathic illness vitiligo. Vitiligo was present in 0.5% to 2% of the world's population, with an increase reaching 1.22% in Egypt. The loss of melanocytes, which produce the melanin pigment in the skin, hair, mucous membranes, and retina, leads to skin depigmentation in this illness.
Numerous hypotheses contend that genetics, environmental factors, and autoimmune play a part in the development of vitiligo. Other autoimmune diseases including thyroiditis, rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and diabetes mellitus are also linked to vitiligo. Vitiligo's aetiology may be influenced by the imbalance of the innate and adaptive immune systems.
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International Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy Sciences
How to cite this article:
Basma Ramadan Refaey Ramadan, El-Sayed Shaaban Hewedy, Fersan Abd Allah Sallam, Lamia Hamouda Elgarhy. Vitiligo updates: Pathophysiology, diagnosis and stability evaluation. Int J Dermatol Venereology Leprosy Sci 2023;6(1):101-110. DOI: 10.33545/26649411.2023.v6.i1b.139
International Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy Sciences
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