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Vitiligo

Vitiligo is a skin disorder that is characterized by selective melanocyte destruction and simultaneous appearance of de-pigmented macules that over the time enlarge, coalesce and form patches. It has been suggested that vitiligo is caused by an autoimmune response that is usually mediated by the cytotoxic T cells against the melanocytes. The destruction or the lyses of melanocytes give a direct proof of an autoimmune phenomenon.

Deo SS, Bhagat AR, Shah RN (2011) Identification of Autoantibody to Melanocytes and Characterization of Different Autoantigens in Western Indian Vitiligo Patients. J Clin Exp Dermatol Res 2:120

 
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