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Research Letter
March 2017

Association of Quality of Life and Location of Lesions in Patients With Vitiligo

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Dermatology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas
  • 2Department of Statistical Sciences, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas
  • 3Department of Clinical Sciences, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas
  • 4Departments of Clinical Sciences (Biostatistics) and Psychiatry, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas
JAMA Dermatol. 2017;153(3):341-342. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2016.4670

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.

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