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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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World Vitiligo Day 2015: above expectations! 26.06.2015
Thousands of ardent volunteers raised awareness for vitiligo on the streets and in the media on June 25, 2015, in addition to 30+ major hospitals receiving scores of vitiligo patients and holding education events around the world.
World Vitiligo Alliance 25.06.2015
At a recent meeting in Vancouver (Canada), leaders of vitiligo support organizations from 5 continents established a World Vitiligo Alliance, and invite leaders of other organizations to join. This is a major development in vitiligo area and more details will be released soon at www.worldvitiligoalliance.org
In the photo, from left to right: Jean-Marie Meurant (AFVitiligo, France), Ogo Maduewesi (VITSAF, Nigeria), Dr. Maya Tulpule (Shweta, India), Dr. Adrian Mar (Vitiligo Association, Australia), Yan Valle (Vitiligo Research Foundation (USA)
Happy WORLD VITILIGO DAY! 25.06.2015
As the World Vitiligo Day begins in the East, we receive first reports and photos from this global awareness campaign. In China, hundreds of vehement volunteers spread raise awareness for vitiligo in addition to 12 major hospitals receiving many patients. In Italy, 15 Dermatology Departments are already opened for free consultation with vitiligo patients, and Marie Claire Magazine published a special article on vitiligo.
This photo received from celebrations in Shymkent (Kazakhstan) by Dr. Aliya Kassymkhanova and colleagues at the 'Vitiligo School' meeting. In Brazil, a team of Prof. Cunha and 50+ volunteers are getting ready to join the action in just a few hours.
As the World Vitiligo Day approaches... 20.06.2015
MYSTERY EXPLAINED: From the very beginning of 25June.org campaign it's counter was set at a number of 1,177 so we could add signatures collected by Ogo Madueswesi through Petitions24.com in the year 2011. However, we never added those signatures. Recently, we updated the counter with the actual number of signatures collected through 25June.org. We’ll add those from the first petition (1,415 until today) and printed leaflets on the top in the next few days. Download stats from the earlier campaign (pdf) or check the current number of petitions collected.
What is coming?
VITFriends meeting in Boston
VITFriends next meeting will be held in Mattapan Public Library, Mattapan, MA on Thursday, July 16, 2015, from 5:30pm - 7:30pm. Bring a Friend - Bring your supporter!16 July 2015 17:30, Mattapan Public Library, Mattapan, MA
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
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...
What's better: laser or phototherapy?
In a recent controlled study researchers assessed effect and safety of different laser and phototherapy treatments, such as excimer laser/light, narrowband UVB, UVA an...
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...
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