J Invest Dermatol 2017 Feb 14. Epub 2017 Feb 14.
Department of Dermatology, The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, RI 02903, USA; Department of Epidemiology, Brown University School of Public Health, Providence, RI 02903, USA; Channing Division of Network Medicine, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA. Electronic address:
Vitiligo is the most common cutaneous depigmentation disorder worldwide, yet little is known about specific risk factors for disease development. Utilizing data from the Nurses' Health Study (NHS), a prospective cohort study of 51,337 white women, we examined the associations between (1) pigmentary traits and (2) reactions to sun exposure and risk of incident vitiligo. NHS participants responded to a question about clinician-diagnosed vitiligo and year of diagnosis (2001 or before, 2002-2005, 2006-2009, 2010-2011, or 2012+). Read More