inflammatory vitiligo is a low frequency melanocytopenic acquired entity with clinical and histological features of it 's own. it occurs in both sexes at any age. fisiopathogenesis may involve autoimmune mechanisms. it's evolution most commonly ends up in a classic hypopigmented maculae, therefore our therapeutic choice has to be oriented to this outcome. a patient with inflammatory vitiligo is described along a critical review of the literature. it is discussed if it represents a variant of common vitiligo or an independent entity.