At the 2022 SDPA Conference, Ted Rosen, MD, discusses mundane and rare diseases that often present as vitiligo.
At the 2022 Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants Conference in Miami, Florida, Ted Rosen, MD, professor, and vice-chair of dermatology at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, reviewed several adult pigmentation disorders that assume a pathologic “white” tone aside from the common cause of vitiligo. In this discussion, called "It's Not Always Vitiligo", Rosen discussed both mundane and rare diseases and disorders that call for medical physicians to construct a broad differential diagnosis for pigmentary disorders and described various therapeutic interventions for various causes.1
Rosen listed several disorders that often present as vitiligo:
Rosen concluded his discussion by recommending that clinicians treat patients with pigmentary disorders for 3 years after their condition improves and symptoms disappear to monitor for future outbreaks or recurrences.
Rosen T. It's not always vitiligo. Presented at the 2022 Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants Conference; November 17-20, 2022; Miami, Florida.