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January 1982

Vitiligo or Halo Nevi Occurring in Two Patients With Choroidal Melanoma

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Ophthalmology, Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary, Boston (Drs Albert and Wagoner); the Department of Dermatology, West Haven (Conn) Veterans Administration Medical Center (Drs Todes-Taylor and Nordlund); and the Department of Dermatology, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Conn (Dr Lerner).

Arch Dermatol. 1982;118(1):34-36. doi:10.1001/archderm.1982.01650130038016

• Vitiligo frequently develops in patients with cutaneous melanomas, especially those who have survived with metastases for prolonged periods. To our knowledge, only one patient with an ocular melanoma in whom vitiligo developed has been described. We have observed a second patient in whom vitiligo developed six to eight years after he had undergone an enucleation for ocular melanoma. Multiple halo nevi developed in a third patient who had an ocular melanoma. The association of vitiligo and ocular melanomas in these patients may not be the result of chance alone.

(Arch Dermatol 1982;118:34-36)