Vitiligo in Infant/Neonate
The natural course of the disease is slowly progressive and may have long periods of quiescence. Most treatment options should be reserved for after infancy.
L80 – Vitiligo
56727007 – Vitiligo
Differential Diagnosis & Pitfalls
- Note that albinism (look for abnormal eye color), piebaldism (localized), and other genetic disorders appear more frequently in infancy and have other associated cutaneous findings in addition to a positive family history.
- Post-inflammatory hypopigmentation
- Pityriasis alba – Post-inflammatory hypopigmentation seen in conjunction with eczema.
- Ash leaf macule of tuberous sclerosis – Hypopigmented.
- Nevus depigmentosus – Usually apparent at birth as opposed to vitiligo, which develops after birth.
- Nevus anemicus
- Idiopathic guttate hypomelanosis
- Hypomelanosis of Ito
- Waardenburg syndrome – Look for characteristic facial features.
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