International Journal of Medical and Health Research

ISSN: 2454-9142

Vol. 4, Issue 9 (2018)

A study of clinical and sociodemographic profile of patients with Vitiligo

Author(s): Dr. Deepak Sharma, Dr. Dharmendra Tiwari
Background: Vitiligo is a progressive, common skin lesion which is characterized by milky white macules devoid of identifiable melanocytes. Among the Indian subcontinent, highest incidence is reported in Indian population.
Aims and Objective: To study clinical and sociodemographic parameters associated with vitiligo.
Materials and Methods: One hundred and twenty eight vitiligo patients were studied at Sharma Hospital, Gwalior from January 2018 to June 2018. A detailed history along with sociodemographic profile of each patient was recorded.
Results: Incidence of vitiligo in present study was 2.4%. Female (64.8%) outnumbered the males. Maximum patients were in the second decade of their life (37.5%). Most of the patients were unmarried (56.25%). Half of the patients had family history. Trauma was the most common precipitating factor (5.5%). Progressive vitiligo was reported in 60.93% patients. Vitiligo vulgaris was the most common morphological pattern (56.28%).
Conclusion: Vitiligo is common in young females. A wide variety of clinical variations were noted in present study.
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