Vitiligo in the Ssk Community of Bangalore (a Preliminary Report)
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Ramaiah A, Mojamdar M, Amarnath V M. Vitiligo in the Ssk Community of Bangalore (a Preliminary Report). Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 1988;54:251-254
AbstractVitiligo among the community Somavashan Sahasajuna Kashatriya(SSK) of Baugalore surveyed by us during February-March, 1987, was found to be characterised by an earlier age of onset and a very high (90.38%) familial incidence. This community at present is small and is believed to have migrated'from Gujarat-Maharashtra border where the incidence of vitiligo in a related community, the Khatris is already high (3.6%). The results indicate that continuous inbreeding among the SSK community in Bangalore may have enhanced their genetic predisposition to this disease.