Autoimmune Diseases Associated with Neurofibromatosis Type 1
Version of Record online: 9 JUN 2008
© 2008 The Authors. Journal compilation © 2008 Blackwell Publishing, Inc.
Volume 25, Issue 3, pages 392–393, May/June 2008
How to Cite
NANDA, A. (2008), Autoimmune Diseases Associated with Neurofibromatosis Type 1. Pediatric Dermatology, 25: 392–393. doi: 10.1111/j.1525-1470.2008.00692.x
- Issue online: 9 JUN 2008
- Version of Record online: 9 JUN 2008
Abstract: Associations of autoimmune diseases with neurofibromatosis type 1 have been rarely described. In the present report, we describe two patients of neurofibromatosis type 1 having an association with vitiligo in one, and alopecia areata and autoimmune thyroiditis in another. The associations of neurofibromatosis type 1 with vitiligo, alopecia areata, and autoimmune thyroiditis have not been reported earlier. Whether these associations reflect a causal relationship with neurofibromatosis type 1 or are coincidental needs to be settled.