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What vitiligo patients want to know outside the dermatologist's office: an analysis of online search behaviour Article à paraître

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Department of Dermatology, Ghent University Hospital, Ghent, Belgium

Epidemiological studies on vitiligo are often conducted in tertial referral centres. The generalisability of these data can be questionable due to selection bias. Analysis of the internet search characteristics can be helpful to discover epidemiological patterns, uncover unmet needs, identify concerns of patients, and may provide useful information on the best timing of educational campaigns [1]. We conducted a review of the total search queries between 2015 and 2021 and detailed online searches [...]