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European Journal of Dermatology


Vitiligo-like depigmentation with perifollicular pigment retention in systemic sclerosis treated successfully with suplatast tosilate Volume 26, numéro 1, January-February 2016


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1 Department of Dermatology,
Shiga University of Medical Science,
Setatsukinowa, Otsu,
Shiga 520-2192,
2 Department of Dermatology,
Kanazawa University,
Ishikawa, Japan

A 26-year-old woman noticed swollen fingers and depigmentation on her chest and back three months previously and was subsequently referred to our hospital for digital ulcers in 2009. Physical examination showed sclerodactyly and moderate skin sclerosis up to the upper arms with Raynaud's phenomenon. Slightly pruritic depigmented macules, excluding the perifollicular area, were observed on her chest, back and face (figures 1A, B), where the sclerotic lesion was absent. Laboratory investigations showed [...]