XIII Master Class in IsraelHelp us organize Master Class on Vitiligo and Pigmentary Disorders in Israel on November 25-26, 2015.
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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Report and photos from Vitiligo Master Class in splendid Split. 03.05.2015
Our special thanks to Professors Mirna Šitum and Andrija Stanimirovic for an exceptional organization of VI Master Class On Vitiligo and Pigmentary Disorders in Croatia. Nearly 100 doctors from across the Balkan region spend weekend with us to learn the best practices in vitiligo management. Full report and photos.
Stats from the World Vitiligo Day campaign 28.04.2015
The World Vitiligo Day campaign is gearing up. This year’s headquarters are in China, under the presidency of Prof. Xing Hua Gao, Chairman of Department of Dermatology, No.1 Hospital of China Medical University. Next year, the campaign headquarters will be in Prague, the beautiful capital of the Czech Republic, and a leading candidate to host the World Dermatology Congress in 2019.
We are nearing our target number of petitions for the UN. As of April 28, 2015 we have collected 486,991 online signatures. That's enough to fill up seven National Football League stadiums! (Wikipedia)
Here are stats representing breakdown of signatures by country to this date. If you haven't done this yet, please go to www.25June.org and sign the petition.
Latest in vitiligo research: 59 papers reviewed. Useful hint for patients. 28.04.2015
Our free quarterly review of the latest in vitiligo research is now available for download. Fifty nine papers published between January and March 2015 were thoroughly reviewed, summarized and referenced in 10 pages for your convenience. Patients, take note of an effectiveness of the home-based phototherapy. Start with Highlights or Download now.
Polypodium leucotomos as an adjunct treatment for vitiligo. 19.04.2015
The patent on a Polypodium Leucotomos, plant extract derived from types of South American fern, has just expired. This opens up the market for new products for vitiligo based on healing powers of the nature, coming soon. Indigenous people of rainforest have long used the plants to treat and alleviate symptoms of vitiligo and other autoimmune disorders. Read more in FAQ section.
What is coming?
New York Vitiligo Support Group meeting
Vitiligo NY group meeting will be taking place on Wednesday, May 6th. We are so thrilled by the positive feedback we have received about the last meeting! We are excit...06 May 2015 18:30, 11th floor of NYU's Ambulatory Car...
Master-class on Vitiligo in Tehran
A one-day intense program, connected with 10th Congress of New Articles, Innovations in Dermatology. Notable speakers include Prof. Parviz Toossi and Prof. Fariba Ghal...13 May 2015 10:00, Skin Research Center at Shohada-e ...
What tests should be done?
No tests are usually necessary to make the diagnosis. The white patches may be seen more easily under Wood's light examination.
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...
Polypodium leucotomos as an adjunct treatment for vitiligo?
Extracts of the tropical fern Polypodium leucotomos appear to possess beneficial properties for the vitiligious skin. Polypodium leucotomos (also classified as Polypo...
Can Ginkgo Biloba help with vitiligo?
Ginkgo Biloba extract seems to be a simple, safe and fairly effective therapy for arresting the progression of the vitiligo. Ginkgo Biloba is known to have anti-inflam...