Clinical and immunological studies in vitiligo in the United Arab Emirates

I. Galadari, Abdulbari Bener, S. Hadi, G. G. Lestringant

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Abstract

Objective: To determine the clinical and immunological changes encountered in patients with vitiligo in Al-Ain population, United Arab Emirates (UAE). Design: This is a prospective descriptive hospital-based study. Setting: Al-Ain Medical District, Al-Ain Hospital, United Arab Emirates. Subjects: Patients who were seen at Al-Ain hospital for skin diseases during 1996. Results: The study was based on 65 patients. The sample consisted 32 (49%) males and 33 (51%) females. The mean and standard deviation of age for males were 38.6 ± 13.5 years and for females were 35.1 ± 15.9 years. Most of the patients were UAE, Omani and Pakistani nationals. Positive family history of vitiligo was found in 19% of the patients. Association with other immune diseases was found in 6% of the patients while one or more organ specific antibodies, all of whom were females, most of them had positive history of autoimmune diseases. Conclusion: Vitiligo is more common among UAE nationals since the UAE community including a multi-national society.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)297-299
Number of pages3
JournalAllergie et Immunologie
Volume29
Issue number10
StatePublished - Dec 1997
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Arabian
  • Auto antibodies
  • Clinical state
  • Immunology
  • UAE
  • Vitiligo

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