Korean J Dermatol.  2020 Sep;58(8):554-557.

Two Cases of Inflammatory Vitiligo with Raised Borders

  • 1Department of Dermatology, Chosun University College of Medicine, Gwangju, Korea


Inflammatory vitiligo with raised borders (IVRB) is characterized by central hypopigmented patches with pruritic erythematous raised borders. It is important as it may be a clinical sign associated with the disease activity. A 53-year-old woman presented with asymptomatic depigmented patches surrounded by scaly erythematous raised borders on the right axilla for 3 months. Skin biopsies were performed for the depigmented patch and erythematous raised border. A 20-year-old woman presented with 3-month history of several hypopigmented maculopatches with or without erythematous raised borders in the periorbital and perinasal areas. Both patients were diagnosed as IVRB based on clinical and histological findings. Both patients received oral steroids for one and three weeks, respectively and the erythematous borders improved and lesions were not spread. Herein, we report two cases of IVRB, a rare subtype of vitiligo.


Inflammatory vitiligo with raised borders; Marginal vitiligo; Vitiligo
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