Long-term Follow-up in Patients Affected With Acrofacial Vitiligo
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Acrofacial vitiligo is a clinical form of vitiligo characterized by macules in distal digits, periorificial-facial and ano-genital areas. Vitiligo European Task Force classifies vitiligo as generalized or localized; generalized vitiligo may be further sub-divided into acrofacial, vulgaris and universalis, and localized vitiligo, into segmental and focal. Some authors do not believe that acrofacial is a real vitiligo clinical form, considering it as an initial form of vulgaris vitiligo. The aim of this study is to follow early- diagnosed acrofacial patients during ten years in order to define if these patients will maintain this clinical form or will evolute to a more severe clinical form.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years and older (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Patients of both genders affected by acrofacial vitiligo diagnosed by one single dermatologist.
Patients of both genders, aged older than years, able to understand and provide written informed consent and able to allow compliance at the treatment and the requirements of the protocol;
Presence of acrofacial vitiligo;
Able to comprehend and willing to provide written informed consent in accordance with institutional and regulatory guidelines.
1- Subjects assessed as not suitable for the study in the opinion of the investigator