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Utility of Dermoscopy in Vitiligo: An Overview

Shruthi S Kumar

Keywords : Dermoscopy, Vitiligo, Vitiligo stability

Citation Information : Kumar SS. Utility of Dermoscopy in Vitiligo: An Overview. 2023; 12 (2):29-32.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10085-9108

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 02-02-2024

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2023; The Author(s).


Vitiligo is associated with significant psychological burden and stigmatization, especially among dark complexion population. Dermoscopy is a noninvasive method that allows in vivo evaluation of pigmentation and microstructures of skin not visible to the naked eye. The identification of specific dermoscopic patterns might help in assessing the stability of vitiligo lesions, which is of vital importance in determining the modality of treatment. This review aims at providing a comprehensive overview of dermoscopy and its utility in vitiligo.

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