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Dermatology life quality index scores in children with vitiligo: comparison with atopic dermatitis and healthy control subjects.
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PMID:  23278616     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Vitiligo and atopic dermatitis (AD) are two major cutaneous diseases that affect quality of life (QoL) by causing functional and psychosocial disorders. Our objective was to calculate Children's Dermatology Life Quality Index (CDLQI) scores in children with vitiligo and to compare these values with those in AD patients and healthy control subjects. The CDLQI was completed for 50 vitiligo and 50 AD patients presenting at the dermatology polyclinic, as well as for 50 age- and sex-matched healthy controls. All subgroups in the vitiligo patient group had significantly higher total CDLQI scores than healthy controls. Vitiligo patients were found to have increased scores on all parameters, except itch, clothes/shoes, and sleep, compared with the AD patient group. Scores on itch and sleep were significantly higher in the AD group than in the vitiligo patients. Quality of life in children with vitiligo is substantially lower than in children with AD. This decline in QoL is critical in the psychosocial development of the former group.
Selma Bakar Dertlioğlu; Demet Cicek; Didem D Balci; Nurhan Halisdemir
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of dermatology     Volume:  52     ISSN:  1365-4632     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. J. Dermatol.     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-01-02     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0243704     Medline TA:  Int J Dermatol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  96-101     Citation Subset:  IM    
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© 2013 The International Society of Dermatology.
Department of Dermatology, Faculty of Medicine, Harran University, Sanliurfa, Turkey Department of Dermatology, Faculty of Medicine, Firat University, Elazig, Turkey Department of Dermatology, Faculty of Medicine, Mustafa Kemal University, Antakya, Turkey Department of Statistics, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Firat University, Elazig, Turkey.
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