Vitiligo Differential Diagnosis
Pityriasis alba: Light coloured patches especially on the faces of children. Finely scaling.
Lichen striatus: A rash occurring in a somewhat straight line. It may cross over to the opposite side of the body
Idiopathic Guttate Hypomelanosis presents with small white areas with jagged margins. It needs no treatment.
Idiopathic Guttate Hypomelanosis as seen through dermatoscope
Lichen sclerosis et atrophicub - an autoimmune disease which affects the collagen layer of the skin. The skin is smooth and shiny in this condition
An achromatic naevus is a birthmark with no colour.
Discoid lupus erythematous. There is scarring and redness.
Pityriasis versicolor. Light coloured patches with mild scaling. A skin scrape will reveal fungus
Post inflammatory hypo pigmentation following Psoriasis. Light in colour but not white.
Morphoea: In a localised area, the skin becomes thick and hard. It is a form of localised scleroderma, an autoimmune disease
Other conditions that may mimic vitiligo
Post inflammatory hypopigmentaton
Mycosis fungicides (hypo pigmented variety)
Acquired progressive macular hypomelanosis
Leprosy (Tuberculoid or indeterminate)
Trauma induced hypo or depigmentation