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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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How To Start A Vitiligo Support Group 26.09.2017
Starting a support group takes a lot of time and dedication. The ground work definitely needs to be in place before your first meeting is held. This downloadable guide from Shazaad Games, a VITFriends NY group co-leader, is a prime example of how a peer mediated vitiligo support group meeting should be conducted.
Family Fights for Family 08.09.2017
Gabby is one of those people that lights up a room the second she walks through the doors. Her personality and her smile truly define beauty. More admirably, Gabby kept that confidence through one of the most challenging self-image times of her life: Vitiligo. Continue reading
Registration for Master Class in Hanoi, Vietnam is open now 10.08.2017
XXIV Master Class on Vitiligo and Pigmentary Disorders will be held alongside 3rd Indo China Dermatology Conference and the Annual Scientific Meeting Of Dermatology and Venereology of the VSDV, in collaboration with the World Health Academy Dermatology (WHAD). Details
Master class in Cuba preliminary program 31.07.2017
XXIII Master Class on Vitiligo and Pigmentary Disorders is planned in Havana, Cuba on November 16-18, 2017. This multi-side event will be held in collaboration with INDERCOS and Cuban Vitiligo Support and Research Group, VITAMIGOS. International and national expert speakers will discuss the latest basic research, advances, evidence and guidelines on diagnosis, investigation and management of vitiligo and other pigment cell disorders. Participants will review risk factors in vitiligo, treatment approach to patients of pediatric and adult age, a variety of therapeutic options for vitiligo, including 'traditional medicines.' We will also discuss a common action at the United Nations aimed at improving quality of life of people with dermatological disabilities, and the World Vitiligo Day campaign.
What is coming?
XXIII Master Class in Cuba
will be held as a part of INDERCOS Winter Meeting, in collaboration with Cuban Vitiligo Support and Research Group. International and national expert speakers will di...16 November 2017 09:00, Hotel Nacional de Cuba, Habana, Cuba
High-level Meeting on the Asian and Pacific Decade of People With Disabilities
The UN's Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), in cooperation with the China Disabled Persons’ Federation (CDPF), is organizing the High-lev...27 November 2017 09:00, Beijing, China
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...
Can Scenesse be used for vitiligo treatment?
The drug Scenesse from Clinuvel has been tested in clinical trials in relation vitiligo. Profs. Henry Lim, Mark Lebwohl and coauthors reported (PubMed) results of mult...
Dermaroller® use for vitiligo therapy
A derma-roller is a medical device that looks like a cylindrical shaped drum studded with very fine needles and is produced under several different names. It is used i...
Is there a special diet for vitiligo?
We have specifically looked into claims that some food supplements or special diet may ease symptoms of vitiligo, or completely reverse it, and found no firm scientifi...
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