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Double Whammy - Vitiligo & Psoriasis

My 8 year old daughter was diagnosed with Vitiligo in May of 2010,  she will undergo the UV Light treatment in a few weeks.  They have her scheduled to go 2X a week for one year.

Unfortunetly, yesterday she was diagnosed with Psoriasis as well.  (My mother had 100% covered Psoriasis)

Does anyone have children who have both conditions?
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563773 tn?1374250139
Hello,
Although the relationship between vitiligo and psoriasis is not very clear cut defined, yet it has been suggested that the decline or absence of melanin might be a predisposing factor for developing scaly erythematous plaques of psoriasis.

Another cause that can produce coexistence between psoriasis and vitiligo is the Koebner isomorphic phenomenon response which is found in both.
I hope it helps. Take care and regards.





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