Differential Diagnosis

A few types of either depigmented or hypopigmented skin disorders are easily confused with vitiligo. They should be considered in the list of differential diagnosis for vitiligo. For difficult cases, the final diagnosis should base on the clinical findings, laboratory results and sometime skin biopsy result.

  1. Pityriasis versicolor
  2. Pityriasis alba
  3. Nevus depigmentosus
  4. Halo nevus
  5. Halo nevus with vitiligo
  6. Piebaldism
  7. Senile guttate hypomelanosis
  8. Idiopathic guttate hypomelanosis
  9. Lichen striatus
  10. Discoid lupus erythematosus
  11. Hypopigmentation or depigmentation post post-intralesional steroid injection
  12. Post-burn depigmentation
  13. Nevus anemicus
  14. Incontinentia pigmenti achromians
  15. Albinism
  16. Dyschromatosis symmetrica hereditaria
  17. Morphea