| ORIGINAL CONTRIBUTION
|Year : 1988 | Volume
| Issue : 5 | Page : 251--254
Vitiligo in the Ssk Community of Bangalore (a Preliminary Report)
Abburi Ramaiah, Manoj Mojamdar, VM Amarnath
Vitiligo among the community Somavashan Sahasajuna Kashatriya(SSK) of Baugalore surveyed by us during February-March, 1987, was found to be characterised by an earlier age of onset and a very high (90.38%) familial incidence. This community at present is small and is believed to have migrated'from Gujarat-Maharashtra border where the incidence of vitiligo in a related community, the Khatris is already high (3.6%). The results indicate that continuous inbreeding among the SSK community in Bangalore may have enhanced their genetic predisposition to this disease.
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