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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Latest in vitiligo research: 51 papers reviewed and summarized in 9 pages. 06.03.2015
Our free quarterly review of the latest in vitiligo research is now available for download. Fifty one papers published between October and December, 2014 were thoroughly reviewed, summarized and referenced in nine pages for your convenience. Start with Highlights or Download now.
Casting call announcement for vitiligo photo-shoot 26.02.2015
Take part in research study on compassion-focused therapy. 20.02.2015
Take part in a research study and have the chance of winning a £50 Amazon voucher! Researchers at the University of Sheffield are looking for volunteers to test whether online self-help is useful for people who experience psychological distress in relation to their skin condition, such as vitiligo.
If you are aged 16 or above and are interested in taking part, check out this website: http://pcp12mh.wix.com/compassion-and-skin
This study has received ethical approval from the Department of Psychology ethics committee at the University of Sheffield (UK).
World Vitiligo Day: we stand united on June 25th! 13.02.2015
The General Body Meeting of Indian Association of Dermatologists, Venereologists and Leprologists (IADVL), the largest representing society of Indian Dermatologists, has approved today the changing of IADVL VITILIGO Day from May 19th to 25th June. On behalf of WVD Steering Committee, we thank IADVL President Dr. Deepak Parikh, and Dr. Davinder Parsad, President of the World Vitiligo Day 2014 that was held in Chandigarh, for their invaluable support and contribution to the campaign.
What is coming?
NY Vitiligo Group meeting
will be held on Wednesday, March 11th, from 6:30 - 8:00 pm on the 11th floor of NYU's Ambulatory Care center on 240 East 38th Street, between 2nd and 3rd ave. Topics ...11 March 2015 18:30, NYU's Ambulatory Care center, 240 ...
Association Française du Vitiligo Annual Meeting
We are pleased to announce the date of 2015 Association Française du Vitiligo Annual Meeting, which will take place on Saturday 14 March. For more details and registra...14 March 2015 12:00, 9th arrondissement of Paris, France
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.
Can chemicals cause vitiligo?
Yes, certain chemicals can, indeed, induce or worsen vitiligo. Most commonly they include phenols, such as 4-tertiary-butyl phenol (4-TBP, found in adhesives) or 4-ter...
Can a gluten-free diet help with vitiligo?
Gluten is the spongy complex of proteins found in wheat, rye and barley, which puffs up when baked with yeast. It is important to realize there are three different...
How is my donation used?
Thanks to the generous donations of individuals and companies in Fiscal Year 2013 the Vitiligo Research Foundation was able to accomplish: Research The VRF has inves...