Nov 14, 2019
Vitiligo is not the only condition that can lead to depigmentation; there are other conditions that dermatologists see less commonly that can result in vitiligolike depigmentation, such as photolichenoid dermatitis. Consider underlying diagnoses such as human immunodeficiency virus when treating patients with photolichenoid dermatitis. Dr. Vincent DeLeo talks with Dr. Nada Elbuluk about the common causes and clinical presentation of photolichenoid dermatitis. Dr. Elbuluk emphasizes the importance of screening for underlying medical conditions by describing a case of a photolichenoid eruption in a patient with undiagnosed HIV. “It’s fascinating to see patients like this who remind us that depigmentation or pigmentary changes can be associated with underlying medical conditions,” advises Dr. Elbuluk. “Keeping that kind of differential in the back of our minds is really important so we don’t miss important underlying diagnoses such as HIV.”
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Guest: Nada Elbuluk, MD (formerly of the department of dermatology at New York University; currently with the University of Southern California, Los Angeles)
Show notes by: Jason Orszt, Melissa Sears, Elizabeth Mechcatie
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