Chapter 32. Chemical Leukoderma

  1. Seung-Kyung Hann MD1,
  2. James J. Nordlund MD2 and
  3. Aaron B. Lerner3
  1. Leigh Miyamoto and
  2. James S. Taylor

Published Online: 28 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470760116.ch32

Vitiligo: A Monograph on the Basic and Clinical Science

Vitiligo: A Monograph on the Basic and Clinical Science

How to Cite

Miyamoto, L. and Taylor, J. S. (2000) Chemical Leukoderma, in Vitiligo: A Monograph on the Basic and Clinical Science (eds S.-K. Hann, J. J. Nordlund and A. B. Lerner), Blackwell Science Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470760116.ch32

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Department of Dermatology, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea

  2. 2

    Department of Dermatology, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

  3. 3

    Professor, Department of Dermatology, Yale University College of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 JAN 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2000

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780632050710

Online ISBN: 9780470760116



  • chemical leukoderma;
  • para tertiary butylphenol;
  • inhalation of chemicals;
  • catechols;
  • hydroquinone


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Monobenzyl ether of hydroquinone (MBEH)

  • Monomethyl ether of hydroquinone (MMEH)

  • Hydroquinone and pyrocatechol

  • Para tertiary butylphenol (PTBP) and para tertiary amylphenol (PTAP)

  • Para tertiary butylcatechol (PTBC) and 4-isopropyl catechol (4-IPC)

  • Other phenolic derivatives

  • Mercaptoamines

  • Miscellaneous

  • Clinical features

  • Differential diagnosis

  • Pathology

  • Diagnosis/evaluation

  • Treatment