Cutaneous Field Cancerization on a Vitiligo Area
Received Date: Mar 30, 2017 / Accepted Date: Apr 17, 2017 / Published Date: Apr 23, 2017
Vitiligo is the most commom depigmentary disorder of the world, with probably an autoimmune cause. Studies reveal the presence of genes likely the emergence of Vitiligo, many of them involved in the synthesis of proteins related to the recognition and killing of melanocytes. The interaction of these genes may suggest protection and good prognosis for Vitiligo patients in relation to skin cancer. We describe the case of a patient with field cancerization in areas affected by Vitiligo, counteracting, therefore, the usual.
Keywords: Vitiligo; Skin neoplasms; Hypopigmentation; Pigmentation disorders; Pigmentation; Skin pigmentation; Melanoma
Citation: Cará LF, Fowler JA, Pessanha ACAF, Steiner D, Silva FRD (2017) Cutaneous Field Cancerization on a Vitiligo Area. J Cosmo Trichol 3: 119. Doi: 10.4172/2471-9323.1000119
Copyright: ©2017 Cará LF, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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