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Revista Científica Ciencia Médica

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GONZALEZ RODRIGUEZ, Rebeca Ivonne; JIMENEZ ESCOBAR, Irma; GUTIERREZ CASTRELLON, Pedro  and  LOPEZ ROSILLO, Jimena Alejandra. Association of vitíligo and autoimmune thyroiditis disease in a male adolescent with obesity. Rev Cient Cienc Méd [online]. 2018, vol.21, n.1, pp.118-121. ISSN 2077-3323.

Vitiligo is the most common acquired depigmentation disorder with a worldwide prevalence from 0.5 to 2%. It is highest incidence occurs between the ages of 10 to 30 years old. Frequently, it is associated with autoimmune thyroid disorders and related to the presence of anti-thyroid peroxidase antibodies in 20% of the times. We present the case of 15 years old male, diagnosed with vitiligo at 10 years old with currently dermatology follow up under treatment. The patient is in medical monitoring due to obesity. It has been described an association between Vitiligo and Thyroiditis, doubling the risk of presence in five years from the concomitant diagnose to a previous autoimmune pathology. Considering that vitiligo usually precedes the onset of thyroid dysfunction, periodic monitoring in patients with this disorder it is of great importance.

Keywords : vitíligo; thyroiditis; male; adolescent; obesity.

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