Vitiligo: Who, What, Why? Chantelle Explains
Chantelle Young, is one of finalists on the forthcoming series of the modelling talent show the Next America's Top Model, to compete for the honor of being next "it girl" in the modeling world. Chantelle (also known as Winnie Harlow) is the first in the show's history to suffer from vitiligo.
This neglected, under diagnosed, debilitating skin disease affects nearly 100 million people worldwide, including courageous famous people who has to face vitiligo in the public eye.
Chantelle says, 'I am the underdog and I want to prove that one can follow one’s dreams despite all the flaws and setbacks.'
Read our previous posts about beautiful Chantelle Brown Young and her journey to one of the most sought-after platforms in the American fashion industry >>>
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What is coming?
NY Vitiligo community meeting
We will be having a joint session with another community group, the alopecia areata group. Alopecia areata is an immune-related disease, like vitiligo, that causes ha...13 April 2017 19:00, NYU's Ambulatory Care Center at 24...
VITFriends Fundraising & Awareness Concert in Boston
Featuring: M.C. - Mary-dith Tuitt Jazz vocalist - Katani Summer Steel drum instrumentalist - Justin Petty Vocalist - Emily Orji and Dr. Victor Huan...30 April 2017 14:30, Salvation Army Kroc Center, 650 Du...
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 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.
Pyrostegia venusta as a folk medicine for vitiligo?
Pyrostegia venusta is a neotropical evergreen vine widely spread in Brazil throughout fields, at the coast, edge of the woods and along roadsides (see photo below). Po...
Is there a traditional medicine to treat vitiligo?
During the last decades, new methods of therapeutic research, ethno-botany and ethno-pharmacology and even archeo-pharmacology (PubMed), have been used extensively to ...