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AUTHORS REPLY
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 60  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 512-513
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1 Department of Dermatology, GMCH, Chandigarh, India
2 Department of Psychiatry, GMCH, Chandigarh, India

Date of Web Publication4-Sep-2015

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Jyoti Nath
Department of Dermatology, GMCH, Chandigarh
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Sir,

This in response to the letter to the editor in reference to the article "Comment on: Quality of life and psychological morbidity in vitiligo patients: A study in a teaching hospital from North-East India." [1],[2]

We appreciate the observation and comment made by esteemed reader. His opinion that our study is not a descriptive cross-sectional and case controlled study is valid. It is an oversight and we stand corrected. His view regarding a cohort study can be taken up by selecting a population of Vitiligo patient and following up till a time when some of them might develop impairment of quality of life and depression and study various contributing factors is well taken. But that will be an entirely different type of study altogether. Our study was simply a comparative study where we assessed the frequency and degree of impairment of the quality of life and level of depression in Vitiligo patients and compared the same with that of the nonvitiligo control group. The aim and objectives of our study are very different from the suggestions made by the reader. Various other comparative studies with similar aims and objectives have been conducted in the past. [3],[4],[5],[6]


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We are thankful to our patients and their attendants, faculties and residents, nursing staff and paramedical workers of Department of Dermatology for their cooperation in various aspects of this work.

 
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Kaushal K. Comment on: Quality of life and psychological morbidity in vitiligo patients: A study in a teaching hospital from North-East India. Indian J Dermatol 2015;60:142-6.  Back to cited text no. 1
    
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Sangma LN, Nath J, Bhagabati D. Quality of life and psychological morbidity in vitiligo patients: A study in a teaching hospital from North-East India. Indian J Dermatol 2015;60:142-6.  Back to cited text no. 2
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Alvarenga TM, Caldeira AP. Quality of life in pediatric patients with atopic dermatitis. J Pediatr (Rio J) 2009;85:415-20.  Back to cited text no. 3
    
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Beattie PE, Lewis-Jones MS. A comparative study of impairment of quality of life in children with skin disease and children with other chronic childhood diseases. Br J Dermatol 2006;155:145-51.  Back to cited text no. 4
    
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Holm EA, Wulf HC, Stegmann H, Jemec GB. Life quality assessment among patients with atopic eczema. Br J Dermatol 2006;154:719-25.  Back to cited text no. 5
    
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Mozaffari H, Pourpak Z, Pourseyed S, Farhoodi A, Aghamohammadi A, Movahadi M, et al. Quality of life in atopic dermatitis patients. J Microbiol Immunol Infect 2007;40:260-4.  Back to cited text no. 6
    




 

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