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June 1976

Vitiligo Associated With Regional Enteritis

Arch Dermatol. 1976;112(6):833-834. doi:10.1001/archderm.1976.01630300041007

• Although the cause of vitiligo is unknown, there is considerable evidence to indicate that autoimmunity plays a role. Much of this evidence is based on the increased associated occurrence of vitiligo in a number of diseases also believed to be autoimmune in origin. I have observed a case of almost simultaneous onset of vitiligo and regional enteritis. A search of the literature revealed no specific case report associating these two disorders. The association of these two disorders in the same person may be more than fortuitous, since both diseases may be autoimmune in origin.

(Arch Dermatol 112:833-834, 1976)