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Vitiligo and Other Hypomelanoses of Hair and Skin

  • Jean-Paul Ortonne
  • David B. Mosher
  • Thomas B. Fitzpatrick

Part of the Topics in Dermatology book series (TPDERM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Skin Color and the Melanin Pigmentary System

    1. Jean-Paul Ortonne, David B. Mosher, Thomas B. Fitzpatrick
      Pages 1-35
  3. Approach to the Problem of Leukoderma

    1. Jean-Paul Ortonne, David B. Mosher, Thomas B. Fitzpatrick
      Pages 37-56
  4. Hypomelanotic Disorders

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 57-57
    2. Jean-Paul Ortonne, David B. Mosher, Thomas B. Fitzpatrick
      Pages 59-466
    3. Jean-Paul Ortonne, David B. Mosher, Thomas B. Fitzpatrick
      Pages 467-472
    4. Jean-Paul Ortonne, David B. Mosher, Thomas B. Fitzpatrick
      Pages 473-474
    5. Jean-Paul Ortonne, David B. Mosher, Thomas B. Fitzpatrick
      Pages 475-477
    6. Jean-Paul Ortonne, David B. Mosher, Thomas B. Fitzpatrick
      Pages 479-508
    7. Jean-Paul Ortonne, David B. Mosher, Thomas B. Fitzpatrick
      Pages 509-522
    8. Jean-Paul Ortonne, David B. Mosher, Thomas B. Fitzpatrick
      Pages 523-565
    9. Jean-Paul Ortonne, David B. Mosher, Thomas B. Fitzpatrick
      Pages 567-611
    10. Jean-Paul Ortonne, David B. Mosher, Thomas B. Fitzpatrick
      Pages 613-672
  5. Leukodermas without Hypomelanosis

    1. Jean-Paul Ortonne, David B. Mosher, Thomas B. Fitzpatrick
      Pages 673-678
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 679-683

About this book

Introduction

Leukoderma is a generic term for any pigmentary dilution, be it congenital or acquired, circumscribed or generalized, devoid of or partially lacking in pig­ mentation. In the approach to the diagnosis of leukoderma, we have generally first considered the age of onset, whether leukoderma was congenital or ac­ quired, the extent and pattern of involvement, and the degree of pigmentary dilution. The organization of this monograph reflects this approach. For ex­ ample, we have separated the section devoted to various disease entities into diffuse and circumscribed leukoderma and the latter into various etiologies such as genetic, metabolic, infectious, and endocrinologic. One of several justifications for this monograph is to present an approach to the diagnosis of leukoderma, as detailed in Part II. In formulating a guide for the physician, we have found some limitations to our previous approach; we therefore offer the following new classification based upon a clini­ cal-pathologic correlation. This could provide the means to describe both the clinical and pathologic findings in one term.

Keywords

Dermatitis Hyperhidrosis age aging classification diagnosis infectious inflammation organizations psoriasis skin

Authors and affiliations

  • Jean-Paul Ortonne
    • 1
  • David B. Mosher
    • 2
  • Thomas B. Fitzpatrick
    • 2
  1. 1.Hôpital PasteurCentre Hospitalier UniversitaireNiceFrance
  2. 2.Harvard Medical SchoolMassachusetts General HospitalBostonUSA

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