One More Cause of Poliosis
The April 15 issue of CONSULTANT included a case of a 12-year-old girl with poliosis (
The author, Bhagwan Das Bang, MD, noted that poliosis is associated with ocular chronic staphylococcal blepharitis, Waardenburg syndrome, Marfan syndrome, vitiligo, and Vogt-Koyanagi syndrome.
To that list, I would add tuberous sclerosis-also an important cause of poliosis.2,3
- Alexander K. C. Leung, MD
University of Calgary
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