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Pathophysiology of Segmental Vitiligo

  • Nanja van GeelEmail author
  • Carole Van Haverbeke
  • Reinhart Speeckaert


Segmental vitiligo is characterized by its early onset, rapid stabilization and unilateral distribution (Chap.  6). Prevalences between 3.5% and 20.5% of all patients with vitiligo have been reported [1]. Many studies across decades and all over the world have attempted to clarify the pathogenesis behind it, but the exact pathophysiology of segmental vitiligo remains unclear.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nanja van Geel
    • 1
    Email author
  • Carole Van Haverbeke
    • 2
  • Reinhart Speeckaert
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of DermatologyGhent University HospitalGhentBelgium
  2. 2.Department of PathologyGhent University HospitalGhentBelgium

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