Vitiligo Environmental TriggersThe goal of my research is to understand what causes vitiligo in order to develop new treatments.
Vitiligo BiobankSupport collection and storage of biosamples desperately needed for research into vitiligo.
Who we are?
Firmly committed to curing Vitiligo, the VR Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization funding and fast-tracking medical research globally. Our mission is to accelerate the end of suffering for millions of people who suffer from vitiligo through research, support and education » » »more
What is Vitiligo?
Vitiligo is a long-term condition that causes pale, white patches to develop on the skin - in severe cases these cover the whole body. Vitiligo affects one in every hundred people and can strike anyone at any time, often leading to depression and isolation - especially amongst children. We need your help in finding a cure for this debilitating and distressing disease and to support the millions of vitili...more
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Brazilian folk medicine for vitiligo treatment investigated. 23.07.2015
Brazil not only has one of the world’s highest levels of biodiversity, but also it has an under-used repertoire of plants with potential medicinal and economic value. Ethnopharmacological information represents a great shortcut in the search for new effective therapies. We investigated the activity of leaves and flowers of Pyrostegia Venusta in order to support its use in traditional medicine for vitiligo treatment. Read more
Review of the current vitiligo research. 21.07.2015
Our free quarterly review of the latest in vitiligo research is now available for download. Forty six papers published between early April and end of June 2015 were thoroughly reviewed, summarized and referenced in 10 pages for your convenience. Start with Highlights or Download now.
New FAQ post: how to get insurance coverage for vitiligo treatments? 21.07.2015
Most of health insurance companies will initially reject claims for vitiligo doctor visits or phototherapy treatments but with enough efforts you can have a substantial part of related expenses covered by insurance. Read more
500,000 petitions! 16.07.2015
World Vitiligo Day 2015: over 500,000 petitions! A heavy box with more than 10,000 leaflets is on it's way from campaign headquarters in Shenyang (China) to our office. Huge thanks to Prof. Xing-Hua Gao and Prof. Yan Wu and their amazing team of doctors and volunteers for helping us to accomplish this ambitious task. Read report and see photos from celebrations in China here.
What is coming?
VITFriends VII Annual Conference
Support our cause - Vitiligo! VITFriends Vitiligo Support Group will host its popular annual conference in Boston on July 31 - August 2. More details are at: www.v...31 July 2015 00:00, Boston, MA
X Master Class on Vitiligo in Harbin, China
Our 10th Master Class will be held under the presidency of Professor Xing Hua Gao, MD, Chairman and Professor of Department of Dermatology, No.1 Hospital of China Medi...31 July 2015 09:00, Harbin, China
Will it spread?
The condition varies from person to person. Some people only get a few small, white patches that progress no further. Other people get bigger white patches that join u...
Is vitiligo contagious?
Vitiligo is NOT contagious. It cannot be passed on or caught from touching someone with vitiligo, shaking hands, swimming in the same pool, sharing towels, sitting nex...
Is it possible to stop the progression of vitiligo?
It is true that vitiligo progression could be stopped in 4 out of 5 cases by the use of potent systemic corticosteroids. However, systemic corticosteroids might ha...
What is vitiligo?
Vitiligo (pronounced vit-ill-EYE-go) is a relatively common skin disease characterized by smooth, white, painless spots or patches on various parts of the body. It doe...
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