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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 97-100

Eyelash transplantation for the treatment of vitiligo associated eyelash leucotrichia

1 Department of Dermatology, Command Hospital (EC), Kolkata, West Bengal, India
2 Base Hospital, Barrackpore, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
3 Military Hospital, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Shekhar Neema
Department of Dermatology, Command Hospital (EC), Kolkata, West Bengal
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0974-2077.184042

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Background: Eyelash leucotrichia is cosmetically disfiguring condition and remains a therapeutic challenge in successful management of vitiligo. Aims: To study the efficacy of eyelash transplantation in management of eyelash leucotrichia associated with vitiligo. Materials and Methods: Fifteen patients with eyelash leucotrichia were treated with follicular unit transplantation. Improvement in leucotrichia was evaluated using objective assessment. Results: Out of fifteen patients, good to excellent response was seen in 13 patients (86.67%), fair in one patient (6.66%) and poor in one patient (6.66%). Conclusion: Eyelash transplantation is safe and effective method for eyelash leucotrichia.

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