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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 127-129

Vitiligo, childhood asthma and chronic urticaria in a 9-year-old African child: A case report


Department of Paediatrics, Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital/Bayero University, Kano, Nigeria

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Ibrahim Aliyu
Department of Paediatrics, Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital/Bayero University, Kano
Nigeria
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DOI: 10.4103/0975-9727.118247

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Vitiligo affects all ages but it is most common in the second and third decades of life. Although its exact cause is not completely understood, autoimmunity and viral skin infection have been implicated in the etiology of vitiligo, but its association with urticaria and childhood asthma at an early age in a child without an established autoimmunity disorder is a rare event.


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