A rare type of vitiligo in which more than 80% of the skin is depigmented.
We do not know whether patient characteristics differ from those in the more common types of vitiligo. Moreover, nothing is known about HRQOL i.e. Health-Related Quality Of Life in these patients. The aims of this study were to describe characteristics and HRQOL of patients with universal vitiligo and to compare these with the characteristics and HRQOL of patients with general vitiligo.
How do people inherit vitiligo?
Vitiligo sometimes runs in families, but the inheritance pattern is complex since multiple causative factors are involved. About one-fifth of people with this condition have at least one close relative who is also affected.