Iritis in Patients with Cutaneous Melanoma and Vitiligo

Daniel M. Albert, Arthur J. Sober, Thomas B. Fitzpatrick

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Two patients with cutaneous malignant melanoma, vitiligo, and uveitis are described. The occurrence of vitiligo following cutaneous melanoma is not uncommon and has been interpreted to result from cellular and humoral factors directed against melanoma cells that also destroy normal cutaneous melanocytes. The present cases raise the possibility that melanocytes in the eye as well as the skin may be affected.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2081-2084
Number of pages4
JournalArchives of ophthalmology
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 1978
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology


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