Serum Iron and Ferritin Levels in Patients with Vitiligo


Mansur A. T. , Aydingoz I. E. , Goktay F., Atalay S.

TURKDERM-ARCHIVES OF THE TURKISH DERMATOLOGY AND VENEROLOGY, vol.44, no.3, pp.153-155, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 44 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.4274/turkderm.44.153
  • Title of Journal : TURKDERM-ARCHIVES OF THE TURKISH DERMATOLOGY AND VENEROLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.153-155

Abstract

Background and Design: In recent years, the role of oxidative stress in vitiligo has been widely investigated. Iron and ferritin have important roles in inflammation and oxidative reactions. However, up to date, there are very limited studies on iron metabolism in patients with vitiligo. In this study, we aimed to investigate serum iron and ferritin levels in patients with localized and generalized vitiligo in comparison with a control group.