Quality of life assessment in childhood vitiligo in a tertiary care center in India

Pediatr Dermatol. 2022 Nov;39(6):931-933. doi: 10.1111/pde.15128. Epub 2022 Sep 7.


The impact of vitiligo on quality of life (QOL) of children is not well studied. In this cross-sectional study, QOL in the form of Children's Dermatology Life Quality Index (CDLQI) was assessed in 114 children with vitiligo over a year. The mean CDLQI was 2.72 ± 3.35. There was a significant correlation of body surface area involved with the DLQI and the impairment was higher in older children. The psychosocial burden of vitiligo in children cannot be ignored and must be tackled early on in order to prevent an ever lasting impact on young minds.

Keywords: CDLQI; childhood vitiligo; psychosocial; quality of life.

MeSH terms

  • Child
  • Cross-Sectional Studies
  • Humans
  • Quality of Life* / psychology
  • Severity of Illness Index
  • Surveys and Questionnaires
  • Tertiary Care Centers
  • Vitiligo* / psychology