Social Media Platforms as a Resource for Vitiligo Support
Boothby-Shoemaker W, Khanna R, Khanna R, Milburn A, Walia S, and Huggins RH. Social Media Platforms as a Resource for Vitiligo Support. J Drugs Dermatol 2022; 21(10):1135-1136.
J Drugs Dermatol
Social media use among dermatology patients is ubiquitous, with estimates of over 80% of patients using social media to learn about their dermatologic conditions. Vitiligo is an autoimmune disease leading to depigmentation with an estimated prevalence of 0.5%–2% globally. Vitiligo has been implicated in a decreased quality of life (QoL), particularly in females, individuals with darker complexions, and those from South Asian cultures.