World Vitiligo Day 2015 in Croatia
The University of Applied Health Sciences in Zagreb, Croatia, was a host of the central event of World Vitiligo Day celebration on June 12th 2015.
President of the Croatian Vitiligo Association and VRF Scientific Board Member, Professor Andrija Stanimirovic, MD, PhD introduced the audience about activities of the Association and presented the book „Vitiligo - perspectives and guidelines“, editors Professor Mirna Šitum, MD, PhD, and Professor Andrija Stanimirovic. Professor also reported about very successful event held in Split, May 1st – May 3rd 2015 – VI Masterclass on Vitiligo and Pigmentary Disorders.
Slavko Antolić, MD, representative of Principal of City Office for Health and Professor Aleksandar Racz, Dean of The University of Applied Health Sciences cordially supported the event and expressed their willingness to take part in all activities of Croatian Vitiligo Association. Dr Nives Pustišek, dermatology specialist from Children’s Hospital Zagreb gave the lecture about vitiligo in childhood.
Through workshops “Camouflage School” and “Sun Protection School” patients received some practical advices regarding to sun protection and applying camouflage and also samples of dermatocosmetic products. The event was supported by journalists from the most widely read papers in Croatia – Jutarnji list and Vecernji list and also with a large number of patients, doctors and health workers.
Reported by Dr. Maja Kovacevic
I support the petition to designate June 25 as Vitiligo World Day and save millions of people worldwide from social isolation and persecution.
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What is vitiligo?
Vitiligo (pronounced vit-ill-EYE-go) is a relatively common skin disease characterized by smooth, white, painless spots or patches on various parts of the body. It doe...
Who is prone to vitiligo?
Vitiligo affects 0.5-2% of the population, and occurs in all races and all social levels. Vitiligo can affect people of all ages, but often starts between the ages of ...
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.
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...