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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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World Vitiligo Day 2016 26.06.2016
June 25th is a day of celebration of our lives and our community. The first World Vitiligo Day was held in 2011 and has since become an annual, global event. Over the years, its purpose has broadened to include recognition of the bullying, social neglect, psychological trauma, disability.
World Vitiligo Day 2016 was an upbeat and festive event that drew huge crowds around the world numbering thousands of participants and many more spectators. From Kazakhstan to Italy, India, Kenya, Cuba, Brazil, Canada and the US people marched the streets and occupied classrooms.
At the rally in Washington DC in 2016, we were joined by over 300 members, representing an array of activists, nonprofits, and also researchers, healthcare workers, politicians and elected officials. Onlookers lined up under the tree canopies to hide from sun that dominated the clear blue sky.
This year's rally and other events were one of the largest and most exciting in history of the World Vitiligo Day. See photos
World Vitiligo Day 2016. Day 1. 25.06.2016
Just one day to go. World Vitiligo Day 2016 is almost upon us. Here’s some of the major news. Firstly, there’s a big rally taking place in Washington DC. So big, in fact, that we’re having to start on Friday evening to pack everything in! Read more.
Report and photos from the capital of Amazon 13.06.2016
Over 100 participants of XVII Master Class on Vitiligo in Manaus, Brazil explored genetic risk factors in vitiligo, treatment approach to patients of pediatric and adult age, a variety of therapeutic options for vitiligo, including 'traditional medicines' of Amazon tribes. Presentations on melasma, actinic dermatoses and challenging clinical cases enhanced the intensive program. Read more
World Vitiligo Day Rally 2016 in Washington DC 07.06.2016
Vitiligo community in USA is organizing a rally at the Capitol in Washington DC on June 25th. This idea came alive after successful rally at the Massachusetts State House organized by VITFriends from Boston last year. Check out the program here.
What is coming?
Annual Master Class on Vitiligo in India
Our annual Master Class on Vitiligo and Pigmentary Disorders will be held this time in Hyderabad (India) on September 9-10, 2016, under the Chairmanship of Prof. Davin...09 September 2016 09:00, Hyderabad, India
Master Class on Vitiligo in Batumi, Georgia
We will return to beautiful Georgia with master class on vitiligo this October, under the chairmanship of Prof. Nino Tsiskarishvili.14 October 2016 09:00, Batumi, Georgia
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.
Isn't it just a cosmetic disorder?
Like it or not, we live in a society where appearance matters. It should come as no surprise that vitiligo impacts on the psychological well-being and quality of life ...
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...
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...
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