|Year : 1992 | Volume
| Issue : 5 | Page : 339
Satish Chandra, Arvind Kumar, KK Singh, Lali Mohan
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A case of congenital vitiligo with its distribution over both lower extremities and trunk is reported.
|How to cite this article:|
Chandra S, Kumar A, Singh K K, Mohan L. Congenital vitiligo. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 1992;58:339
| Introduction|| |
Vitiligo is common in adults, but is relatively uncommon in infancy.  Larner and Nordlund have reported a case of congenital vitiligo. 
| Case Report|| |
A 2 - month - old baby boy presented with multiple well-defined depigmented macules since birth. He had 2 circular band-like areas of depigmentation, about 4 cm in width, around both knees. Two depigmented lesions; one measuring about 1 cm x 2 cm and another about 0.5 cm in diameter were present over right forearm on the extensor surface adjacent to elbow joint. Another depigmented macule, rectangular in shape, about 1.5 cm x 1 cm in size, was present over left hypochondrium [Figure - 1]. Family history was positive in one of the third grade relatives in whom vitiligo developed at the age of 30 years.
All investigations were within normal limits and histopathological examination of skin lesion revealed marked absence of melanocytes in the epidermis.
| Comments|| |
Vitiligo at birth is very rare phenomenon. Only Lerner and Nordlund  had earlier reported such case in their series. To the best of our information this is the first case of congenital vitiligo reported from India.
| References|| |
|1.||Lerner A B. Vitiligo. J Invest Dermatol, 1959; 32 . 285- 310. |
|2.||Lerner A B, Nordlund J J. Vitiligo. What is it-? Is important ? JAMA 1978; 239 : 1183 - 7. |
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