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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 63-65

Psychological management of vitiligo during the COVID-19 pandemic

1 Department of Dermatology, Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
2 Department of Dermatology, KPC Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
3 Central Michigan University College of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, Saginaw, Michigan, USA

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Dr. Anupam Das
Department of Dermatology, KPC Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata, West Bengal, Building − “PRERANA”, 19, Phoolbagan, Kolkata 700086
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/Pigmentinternational.Pigmentinternational_

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COVID-19 pandemic has changed our outlook toward the diagnosis and treatment of dermatological conditions. Accessibility to health care facilities has been jeopardized due to lockdowns, fear of contracting COVID infection, maintaining social distance, and financial concerns. Vitiligo, one of the notorious chronic dermatoses, had a negative impact on the quality of life of patients, even during pre-COVID era. Now, with the arrival of the pandemic, patients are unable to seek consultation for the disease. Stress being one of the key players in the pathogenesis of the disease, is leading to exacerbation of the condition. In this review, we have attempted to highlight the role of psychological management of vitiligo, amidst the ongoing pandemic

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