Vitiligo is a chronic depigmenting disorder of multifactorial etiology affecting 0.5% to 1% of the population. The white macules characteristic of vitiligo have been shown to have a profound impact on quality of life (QOL) in affected individuals.1,2 The goal of this cross-sectional study was to determine the location(s) of vitiligo lesions that has the greatest effect on QOL.
Pollack SF, Jia G, Zapata L, Rodgers C, Hernandez K, Hynan LS, Pandya AG. Association of Quality of Life and Location of Lesions in Patients With Vitiligo. JAMA Dermatol. Published online January 11, 2017. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2016.4670