Risk of skin cancer in people with vitiligo: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Ban, Lu and Labbouz, S. and Grindlay, Douglas J.C. and Batchelor, Jonathan M. and Ratib, Sonia (2018) Risk of skin cancer in people with vitiligo: a systematic review and meta-analysis. British Journal of Dermatology . ISSN 1365-2133

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Vitiligo is a chronic disorder causing skin depigmentation with around 1% global prevalence, affecting people of all ages, skin types and genders.1 Due to the absence of melanin in lesional skin there is a theoretical concern that there might be a higher risk of skin cancer in people with vitiligo. However, some studies have shown that the genetic and autoimmune profiles of vitiligo patients may confer a degree of protection against the development of melanoma and non‐melanoma skin cancer (NMSC).2 Therefore, the aim of this systematic review was to quantify the risk of skin cancer (melanoma and NMSC) in people with vitiligo compared to those without vitiligo.

Item Type: Article
RIS ID: https://nottingham-repository.worktribe.com/output/928998
Additional Information: This is the peer reviewed version of the following article, which has been published in final form at https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/bjd.16703. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving.
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Medicine > Division of Rheumatology, Orthopaedics and Dermatology
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1111/bjd.16703
Depositing User: Eprints, Support
Date Deposited: 10 Apr 2018 08:14
Last Modified: 04 May 2020 19:33
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/51051

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