Vitiligo presenting a raised inflammatory border is rarely mentioned in dermatologic literature. The subject was recently reviewed thoroughly by Garb and Wise,1 who at the same time presented a third case. The present report concerns a case which lately came under our observation.
REPORT OF A CASE
The patient was a 46-year-old white man, with chronic bronchial asthma, who had noted, over the period of one year, the development of a depigmented spot on the skin of the right anterolateral aspect of his neck. At first, during the next several months, the blanched area spread peripherally very slowly; it then increased rapidly in size, and, at the same time, similar areas appeared on the shoulders, chest, back, arms, and axillae. The only symptom associated with the depigmented areas was an occasional mild pruritus.
Physical examination of the skin showed several depigmented areas varying in size from 0.5