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Satellite repigmentation after punch grafting.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15090010     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Punch grafting is an established treatment modality for management of localized, nonprogressive vitiligo resistant to conventional therapies.(1) In our set up, punch grafting is routinely carried out in focal vitiligo, segmental vitiligo and even in few cases of generalized vitiligo, especially when it is a serious cosmetic problem.(2) However, the procedure is adopted only when the disease is stable for a sufficient period. All patients are routinely kept on psoralen tablets and ultraviolet light exposure from sunlight (PUVA sol therapy) after 2-3 weeks of punch grafting. Interestingly, follow up of such patients revealed conspicuous repigmentation in surrounding ungrafted patches in four of the patients (out of 55 follow-up cases). Herein, this phenomenon has been aptly termed satellite repigmentation (SR). To the best of our knowledge, no other report documenting SR after punch grafting exists in the medical literature. We report the observations of these four patients.
Uma Shankar Agarwal; Ram Gulati; Shalja Ratan Shukla; Narendra Mathur
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of dermatology     Volume:  43     ISSN:  0011-9059     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. J. Dermatol.     Publication Date:  2004 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-04-19     Completed Date:  2004-09-02     Revised Date:  2006-10-30    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0243704     Medline TA:  Int J Dermatol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  273-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Skin, STD & Leprosy, SMS Medical College and Hospital, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, India.
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MeSH Terms
Ficusin / therapeutic use
PUVA Therapy
Photosensitizing Agents / therapeutic use
Skin Pigmentation*
Skin Transplantation / methods*
Vitiligo / therapy*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Photosensitizing Agents; 66-97-7/Ficusin
Erratum In:
Int J Dermatol. 2004 Aug;43(8):626

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