1st Edition

Electra Nicolaidou, Clio Dessinioti, Andreas Katsambas

CRC Press
Published September 27, 2019
Reference - 180 Pages - 96 Color Illustrations
ISBN 9781138505230 - CAT# K39524

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There are many disorders of a lack of pigmentation in the skin, with different causations

and effects, of which vitiligo is only the best known; this comprehensive text from international

experts will enable clinicians to diagnose the full range of these conditions and suggest

the most effective management options for their patients.

Contents: Basic concepts of melanocyte biology * Approach to hypopigmentation *

Historical review of vitiligo * Epidemiology and classification of vitiligo * Pathophysiology

of vitiligo * Segmental vitiligo * Childhood versus post-childhood vitiligo * Pharmacological

therapy of vitiligo * Surgical treatment of vitiligo * Phototherapy and lasers in the treatment

of vitiligo * Emerging treatments for vitiligo * Tuberous sclerosis complex * Oculocutaneous

albinism * Hermansky-Pudlak syndrome, Chediak-Chigasi syndrome, and Griscelli

syndrome * Piebaldism * Waardenburg syndrome * Alezzandrini syndrome, Margolis

syndrome, Cross syndrome, and other rare genetic disorders * Mosaic hypopigmentation

* Skin disorders causing post-inflammatory hypopigmentation * Infectious and parasitic

causes of hypopigmentation * Melanoma leukoderma * Halo nevi * Drug-induced hypopigmentation

* Hypopigmentation from chemical and physical agents * Guttate hypomelanosis

and progressive hypomelanosis of the trunk (progressive macular hypomelanosis)


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