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February 1970

Psoriasis and Vitiligo

Author Affiliations

Barcelona, Spain; Rochester, Minn

From Hospital de la Santa Cruz y San Pablo, Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain (Dr. De Moragas) and the Section of Dermatology, Mayo Clinic and Mayo Foundation, Rochester, Minn (Dr. Winkelmann).

Arch Dermatol. 1970;101(2):235-237. doi:10.1001/archderm.1970.04000020105017

Psoriasis was associated with vitiligo in two cases. In both cases, psoriatic lesions appeared sharply demarcated in vitiliginous skin. The phenomenon is regarded as a significant biologic response and more than a chance coincidence of the two diseases in the same location.