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Abstract

FERNANDES, Nurimar Conceição  and  PINA, Juliana Carnevale. Leukoderma punctata following topical PUVAsol treatment. An. Bras. Dermatol. [online]. 2010, vol.85, n.4, pp. 571-572. ISSN 0365-0596.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0365-05962010000400026.

Two adolescent females and a girl, all with clinically diagnosed vitiligo, were treated with 0.2% 8-methoxypsoralen cream followed by exposure to solar ultraviolet light. One year later, they developed hypopigmented and achromic spots on the areas affected by the vitiligo. Biopsy of skin tissue taken from one of these cases showed a marked reduction in melanin. Clinical and histological findings point to a diagnosis of leukoderma punctata.

Keywords : Hypopigmentation; Psoralens; Vitiligo.

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