Investigation of the association between vitiligo and fasting blood sugar
Background and Aim

Vitiligo is a dermatologic disorder which has autoimmune and genetic basis. Different studies in the world have shown relationship of vitiligo with autoimmune disorders. The purpose of this study was to investigate the association between vitiligo and fasting blood sugar (FBS).

Materials and Methods

This cross sectional study was performed between 2016 and 2019 and included 102 patients with vitiligo. Diagnosis of vitiligo was made by our dermatologist and FBS levels of the participants were measured.


Mean age of the patients and duration of the disease were 39.7±15.8 years and 56.1±34.1 months respectively. 45 (%44) patients were male, the disorder was most frequent in the housewives. The most common site of involvement was genitalia which was affected in 52 (%31) cases, and the least common site was oral mucosa which was involved in 6 patients (%3.6). Only 4 (%2.7) patients had family history of vitiligo.


The results showed that there were no significant association between vitiligo and variables of FBS, gender, occupation, site of involvement, family history of vitiligo, history of using medications and also any other disease.

Article Type:
Research/Original Article
Scientific Journal of Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences, Volume:24 Issue:5, 2019
77 - 82  
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