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Odovtos International Journal of Dental Sciences

On-line version ISSN 2215-3411Print version ISSN 1659-1046


SHARMA, Manu et al. Pediatric oral vitiligo: Case report and literature review. Odovtos [online]. 2021, vol.23, n.3, pp.40-44. ISSN 2215-3411.

Vitiligo is an acquired hypomelanotic disorder of the skin resulting from loss of functional melanoctyes and it affects approximately 0.5-1% of individuals. 25% of vitiligo in children are diagnosed before 10 years of age. The age of onset of vitiligo in children ranges between 4 to 8 years. Depigmentation in oral cavity can be easily noted and awareness about the condition can be created if they are not aware about vitiligo elsewhere in their body and can be guided for the treatment.

Keywords : Oral vitiligo; Depigmentation; Hypomelanotic.

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