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Harsukh Educational Charitable Society International Journal of Community Health and Medical Research

Volume 4 Issue 2 April-June 2018

Original Articles

Childhood Vitiligo: A Clinical Study
Nidhi Narsaria Singh , Pankaj Kumar Mishra

Background: Vitiligo is an acquired pathologic entity; children with vitiligo often suffer from anxiety and depression because of their unusual appearance. Hence; we carried out the present investigation to evaluate the clinical profile of childhood vitiligo patients. Materials & methods: The present investigations included evaluation of the clinical profile of the childhood vitiligo patients. A total 100 subjects were included in the present study. All the patients with clinical diagnosis of clinical vitiligo were included in the present study. Detailed clinical examination of all the patients was carried out by experienced paediatricians. Microsoft excel sheet was used for compiling all the data obtained, which was subsequently assessed with SPSS software. Results:Head and neck region followed by limbs and genitalia were the most commonly affected sites in the present study among the childhood vitiligo patients. As far as type of childhood vitiligo was concerned, vitiligo vulgaris followed by segmental and focal vitiligo were the common type of childhood encountered in the present study. Conclusion:Childhood vitiligo is a common problem encountered these days. Segmental vitiligo and vitiligo vulgaris are its most common encountered types. Key words: Childhood Vitiligo, Clinical profile

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