A Study of Association of Diabetes Mellitus and Vitiligo Patients


  • Dr. Vasantrao Pawar Medical College Hospital & RC, Department of Dermatology, Nashik, Maharashtra, 422003, India


The most accepted pathogenesis of vitiligo is autoimmune theory and as a result vitiligo is known to be associated with many autoimmune diseases one of which is diabetes mellitus. A comparative cross-sectional study was done in Department of Dermatology in a tertiary care institute. Eighty patients of vitiligo and eighty controls in the age group of 12-60 years were investigated for fasting blood glucose levels. Five (6.25%) out of eighty patients with vitiligo were found to have diabetes mellitus. This study indicates that all the patients of vitiligo must be screened for diabetes mellitus, for its early diagnosis, to avoid its adverse impact on health status.


Autoimmune Theory, Blood Glucose Levels, Diabetes Mellitus, Vitiligo

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