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Diseases of Pigment

Picture of Vitiligo (Neck)

Picture of Vitiligo (Neck)

This photo depicts the neck of a patient who has vitiligo. The affected area may become larger over time. It is important to use broad-based sunscreen to minimize the difference in color between affected and non-affected areas. Cosmetics are available to make the area appear more even in tone. Treatment of the condition may include topical or oral psoralens with ultraviolet A light (PUVA), narrowband UUB, and topical steroids.

Image Source: Color Atlas of Pediatric Dermatology Samuel Weinberg, Neil S. Prose, Leonard Kristal Copyright 2008, 1998, 1990, 1975, by the McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.

Text Reference: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: "What Is Vitiligo?"