Pigment International

REVIEW ARTICLE
Year
: 2022  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 14--24

Management of childhood vitiligo − a brief review


Sahana P Raju, Sumit Kaur, Eswari Loganathan 
 Department of DVL, Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Eswari Loganathan
Department of DVL, Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute, Bengaluru, Karnataka, Pincode: 560002
India

Vitiligo comprises of one of the commonest reasons for a dermatology consultation in the pediatric age group, worldwide. The incidence of childhood vitiligo varies from 1% to 8%, making it a significant pediatric condition. Various theories have been put forward to explain the occurrence of depigmentation in vitiligo, of which genetic factors play a predominant role in childhood vitiligo. The various modalities of treatment of childhood vitiligo are reviewed in this article. The management of vitiligo is extremely challenging, more so in the pediatric age group, as it can lead to significant psychologic trauma and dysregulation of social development in a child. The goals of management of childhood vitiligo should be aimed at addressing all these issues and achieving an optimum result out of the available modalities.


How to cite this article:
Raju SP, Kaur S, Loganathan E. Management of childhood vitiligo − a brief review.Pigment Int 2022;9:14-24


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Raju SP, Kaur S, Loganathan E. Management of childhood vitiligo − a brief review. Pigment Int [serial online] 2022 [cited 2022 Sep 29 ];9:14-24
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