One More Cause of Poliosis

June 1, 2006

One More Cause of Poliosis

The April 15 issue of CONSULTANT included a case of a 12-year-old girl with poliosis (

Figure

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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

References:

REFERENCES:


1.

Das Bang B. Poliosis.

Consultant.

2006;46:567.

2.

Kandt RS. Tuberous sclerosis complex and neurofibromatosis type 1: the two most common neurocutaneous diseases.

Neurol Clin.

2003;21:983-1004.

3.

Roach ES, Sparagana SP. Diagnosis of tuberous sclerosis complex.

J Child Neurol.

2004;19:643-649.