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WORLD VITILIGO DAY
Conceived by patients for patients, the World Vitiligo Day is a truly global event that aims to increas...MORE
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ABC's Of Vitiligo
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Many celebrities have dealt with vitiligo while remaining in the public eye, maintaining a positive outlook...MORE
Vitiligo Art, Books, Music
Vitiligo is an on-going art project for artist Stephanie Corne, photographers Ariel Taub or Mina Sarenac, ...MORE
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The Vitiligo BioBank is a non-profit collection of biological samples and detailed clinical data, designed to facilitate medical research into vitiligo. The core asset of our unique Vitiligo Biobank is a large collection of well-organized hair, blood, serum and DNA samples, integrated with comprehensive clinical records.more
Overview of Vitiligo Research April - June 2014 25.08.2014
Published today. Thirty six PubMed records were found by our Chief Scientific Director Dr. Korobko to be relevant and of interest, and were included into this quarterly overview. The review includes sections on epidemiology, comorbidities, quality of life, vitiligo triggers, new case reports, new clinical studies and trials, analysis of mechanisms of vitiligo pathogenesis, genetic studies, candidate biomarkers, mechanisms of treatments, methodological advancements and novel treatment modalities.
Chantelle Brown-Young aims at America's Next Top Model 25.08.2014
The recently started 21st installment of ANTM has one special reason to tune in every week: a beautiful, striking model with vitiligo is among several contestants to compete for the honor of being next "It Girl" in the modeling world. Chantelle Brown-Young from Toronto has radically changed the show that was essentially the same for the last 11 years, which gathered just over 1 million viewers on the first season night. We hope Chantelle is crowned the Queen of the Catwalk and America's Next Top Model. Cycle 21 airs Mondays at 9 p.m. EDT on The CW. You still have plenty of time to catch up with the show, and in the meantime check out Instagram for Chantelle's flawless photos. Read more about Chantelle >>>
Vitiligo news: a major change in India 17.08.2014
In June 2014 an integrated global pharma company from India Dr. Reddy’s had reportedly acquired rights and re-launched lotion for vitiligo called Melgain. Generic name is Decapeptide, using the Basic Fibroblast Growth Factor or bFGF, a substance the body naturally produces for maintaining the structure and function of melanin producing cells. Repigmentation is attributed to the growth of melanocytes in depigmented hair roots in the vitiligo patch and also the skin directly surrounding the patch. Patients generally receive better and faster repigmentation, especially when bGFG is used in combination with other medical treatment options. The average cost in India is $12 for 5mg (5mL.)
As if in response to this move (or vice versa, we are not really sure on this), US-based company PhotoMedex has recently announced bringing its laser treatment technology VTRACK to India on a massive scale. Company's local subsidiary has set up five certified clinics in Hyderabad on a franchisee basis, and look forward to adding more in the next 4-5 years. It's new campaign "Live Clear. Live Free." drives awareness of the standard of care for vitiligo, attracting dermatologists to vitiligo discipline nationwide. The company stated full benefit of the vitiligo treatment would take 10-20 sessions. VTRACK uses UVB range of 280 – 315 nm. Each sessions costs Rs 2,400 or approximately $40.
Once Vitiligo Devil Child, now a rising star 14.08.2014
A lot has happened since we decided to take a quick summer break... DESIGUAL, a fashion chain from Spain, has signed Chantelle Winnie Harlow, the world's first top model with vitiligo, as the face of its autumn-winter 2014 campaign.
New York came into a public spotlight when awesome members of support group led by Valarie Molyneaux decided to bring the vitiligo story into the streets of Harlem. In the engaging, moving, and unforgettable memoir Taking Flight, Michaela DePrince shares her dramatic journey from an orphan "vitiligo devil child" in Sierra Leone to becoming one of world's most exciting rising ballet stars.
Writer & director Nicola Wong from UK has started the trans-media project on vitiligo, to inspire and raise awareness through the power of cinematograph. Stay tuned for more news to come!
What is coming?
Spot It, Control It
Early vitiligo detection campaign is promoted by Natasha Pierre McCarthy, the Founder and President of the non-profit Vitiligo Bond from Atlanta, Georgia. During this ...06 September 2014 11:00, 1525 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30322
VII Master Class on Vitiligo in Istanbul, Turkey
This meeting will offer colleagues from across the world an ideal environment to learn about recent advances, future developments and prospective research opportunitie...22 November 2014 10:00, Istanbul, Turkey
Is it covered by Medicare?
A Medicare rebate applies to a percentage of the consultation cost, please consult your GP for a referral to a dermatologist. Narrow band phototherapy (NB-UVB) is full...
Ginko Biloba for vitiligo therapy?
Ginko biloba extract seems to be a simple, safe and fairly effective therapy for arresting the progression of the vitiligo. G. biloba is known to have anti-inflammator...
Is there a special diet for vitiligo?
There is no medical evidence of any link between diet and vitiligo. Therefore no dietary changes are recommended. A scientific paper published in 2003 showed promising...
What causes vitiligo?
The precise cause of vitiligo is not well understood. The white areas appear due to loss of the pigment (melanin) that gives skin its color and protects it from the su...