Vitiligo in Children: A Clinical-Epidemiologic Study in Jordan



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  1. Errata: Erratum Volume 30, Issue 4, 512, Article first published online: 2 July 2013

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Abstract:  Two thousand consecutive children were analyzed in a 2-year period to establish a clinical and epidemiologic profile of vitiligo in Jordan; 71 had vitiligo, with the prevalence increasing with age (0.45% <1 yr, 1% aged 1–5 yrs, 2.1% aged 5–12 yrs). Nonsegmental-type vitiligo was seen in 67 of the patients (92.9%).