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Adj.1.vitiliginous - of or relating to or having vitiligo
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Defects in these receptors in melanocytes and keratinocytes within vitiliginous lesions have been identified resulting in defective calcium uptake3.
Scalp lesions and vitiliginous patches were not biopsied as the diagnosis was clinically evident.
Erythematous border is occasionally observed at the vitiliginous lesions, which is referred to as inflammatory vitiligo or vitiligo with raised inflammatory borders.
Determination of oxidative stress in vitiligo by measuring superoxide dismutase and catalase levels in vitiliginous and non-vitiliginous skin.
In their latest work, they detected HMB-45+ melanocytes and TRP2+ (Tyrosinase Related Protein 2) melanocytes in 25% and 75% of vitiliginous white hair, respectively (42).
The vitiliginous areas may remain static without showing any repigmentation or depigmentation.
(4) There is a low level of catalase and other antioxidants and high levels of H2O2 in the epidermis of vitiliginous lesions.
These agents minimize tanning, prevent photodamage, and limit the contrast between vitiliginous and normal skin.
However, there is a paucity of reports of NMSC in sun-exposed, long-standing vitiliginous skin as NMSC are rare occurrences in such patients.
Regarding location of the lesions, the presence of vitiliginous lesions on the hands was more common among patients with positive thyroid antibody compared to patients with negative thyroid antibody (37.3% versus 24.7%, p = 0.02), while head and neck involvement was seen more frequently among patients with negative thyroid antibody compared to patients with positive thyroid antibody (48.9% versus 33.3%, p = 0.009).