Journal of Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery

REVIEW ARTICLE
Year
: 2020  |  Volume : 24  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 81--83

Does psychological stress trigger or exacerbate vitiligo: More data are needed


Seba N Almutairi1, Mohammed I Aljasser2 
1 Division of Dermatology, College of Medicine, King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
2 Division of Dermatology, College of Medicine, King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences; King Abdullah International Medical Research Center, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Mohammed I Aljasser
Division of Dermatology, King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, P.O. Box: 3660, Riyadh 11481
Saudi Arabia

Background: Vitiligo is a common disorder characterized by depigmentation due to autoimmune destruction of melanocytes. The role of psychological stress in causing vitiligo is not well characterized. Purpose: This article aims at reviewing the role of stress in triggering and/or exacerbating vitiligo. Methods: Seven relevant studies were found in the literature search. Results: Most of the studies support the theory that stressful life events may trigger the onset or the progression of vitiligo. Conclusion: Studies depended mainly on retrospective reporting of stressful events could be a major source of bias.


How to cite this article:
Almutairi SN, Aljasser MI. Does psychological stress trigger or exacerbate vitiligo: More data are needed.J Dermatol Dermatol Surg 2020;24:81-83


How to cite this URL:
Almutairi SN, Aljasser MI. Does psychological stress trigger or exacerbate vitiligo: More data are needed. J Dermatol Dermatol Surg [serial online] 2020 [cited 2021 Apr 23 ];24:81-83
Available from: https://www.jddsjournal.org/article.asp?issn=2352-2410;year=2020;volume=24;issue=2;spage=81;epage=83;aulast=Almutairi;type=0