Chapter 6. Clinical Features of Generalized Vitiligo

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

Published Online: 28 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470760116.ch6

Vitiligo: A Monograph on the Basic and Clinical Science

Vitiligo: A Monograph on the Basic and Clinical Science

How to Cite

Hann, S.-K. and Nordlund, J. J. (2000) Clinical Features of Generalized Vitiligo, 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.ch6

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



  • depigmenting disorder;
  • psychological turmoil;
  • inguinal regions;
  • repigmentation;
  • course of vitiligo


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Age of onset

  • Precipitating factors

  • Characteristics of lesions

  • Distribution of vitiligo

  • Involvement of body and scalp hair

  • Clinical classification of vitiligo

  • Course of vitiligo

  • Factors affecting progression of vitiligo

  • Clinical characteristics of bilateral vitiligo

  • Conclusion