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European Journal of Dermatology


Familial aggregation of vitiligo in the French West Indies (Isle of Martinique) Volume 11, numéro 6, November - December 2001

Service de Dermatologie, Hôpital Pierre-Zobda-Quitman, BP 632, 97261 Fort-de-France Cedex, Martinique, French West Indies.
  • Page(s) : 554-6
  • Année de parution : 2001

Vitiligo is a skin disorder characterized by the destruction and/or inactivation of melanocytes, resulting in patches of depigmentation. Vitiligo affects individuals of all ethnic origins with an estimated prevalence of 0.5% of the world population. Genetic factors are thought to be involved in the ethiopathogenesis of vitiligo, since familial history has been reported in 20 to 30% of cases [1]. Genetic models for vitiligo including multiallelic [...]