Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Billie Jean

Here's my Michael Jackson tribute (don't worry, it's not propofol toxicity). This disease peaks in the 20s-30s affecting the extremities and face around the mouth, eyes, and nose. It also appears in skin areas at places of trauma like shoulder straps, waistbands, and collar areas. The lesion is not raised.

Challenge: What's your diagnosis?

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Stephanie said...


Alex said...


Craig Chen said...

Yes, according to Wikipedia, MJ might have suffered from vitiligo.
Billie Jean

This is vitiligo with macular skin depigmentation. Koebnerization refers to the phenomenon of vitiligo affecting areas of trauma. Repigmentation involves corticosteroids, calcineurin inhibitors, UV light, and surgery. The disease often has a emotional and psychological impact.

Sources: UpToDate; Wikipedia.