Korean J Dermatol.  2011 Dec;49(12):1107-1110.

Vitiligo Universalis Associated with Chronic Hepatitis B

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  • 1Department of Dermatology, Soonchunhyang University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. ylpark@schmc.ac.kr

Abstract

Vitiligo universalis is an uncommon variant that is rarely seen. Interestingly, vitiligo universalis often accompanies systemic diseases such as endocrinopathies. A 43-year-old man presented with whole body depigmentation and poliosis affecting most of his scalp and body hair. He had undergone a liver transplant 2 years ago due to liver cirrhosis from a chronic hepatitis B infection and has been treated for diabetes mellitus for several years. Histopathology showed no melanocytes and an absence of epidermal pigmentation on the skin. We herein report a rare case of vitiligo universalis associated with chronic viral hepatitis B.

Keyword

Chronic viral hepatitis B; Vitiligo universalis

MeSH Terms

Adult
Diabetes Mellitus
Hair
Hepatitis B
Hepatitis B, Chronic
Hepatitis, Chronic
Humans
Liver
Liver Cirrhosis
Melanocytes
Pigmentation
Scalp
Skin
Transplants
Vitiligo
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