Vitiligo Associated With Lower Risk For Skin Cancer

Vitiligo Associated With Lower Risk For Skin Cancer

“Evidence suggests that patients with vitiligo have a reduced risk for both melanoma and nonmelanoma skin cancer, according to a study published online in the British Journal of Dermatology. After surveying 1,307 vitiligo patients and 788 without vitiligo, researchers found that “seven people in the vitiligo group and 12 in the control group had a prior diagnosis of melanoma, translating to a significant 68% reduced risk for melanoma in vitiligo patients versus controls, after controlling for skin cancer risk factors such as skin type, number of nevi, and sun exposure.” The study also found “a significant 72% reduction in risk for nonmelanoma skin cancer (BCC and SCC) in people with vitiligo versus controls after adjusting for confounders.”

By | 2019-01-08T10:23:28+00:00 January 8th, 2013|News|0 Comments

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