| ORIGINAL CONTRIBUTION
|Year : 1988 | Volume
| Issue : 1 | Page : 21--23
Histochemical Profile of Vitiligo
RV Koranne, KG Sachdeva, PC Beohar
Fifty untreated vitiligo patients were subjected to histo-chemical examination using dopa reaction technique. Dopa positive melanocytes were absent in a large majority (82%) of cases. Increase in the number of supra-basal clear cells was observed in 70 percent. Presence of inflammatory infiltrate at dermo- epidermal junction along with basal cell layer-dissolution was seen in 7 cases. Grayish-black, void cells considered to be inactive melanocytes, were seen in the basal layer.
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