By Gary M. White, MD
Follicular vitiligo is a rare form of vitiligo in which the hair reservoir of melanocytes is targeted, resulting in leukotrichia (white hair).
- The appearance of white hair typically precedes the loss of skin color.
In one review of 8 patients, the average age was 48. All patients reported the development of white hairs before loss of skin pigmentation. One patient has been reported to experienced a rapid whitening of scalp hair over 3 weeks [AMA Arch Derm 1959;79;228]. In retrospect, this patient may have had follicular vitiligo.
Very little has been published on the treatment of patients with follicular vitiligo.
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