Overview of Vitiligo Research April - June 2014
- The first part of review series on vitiligo dedicated to disease pathogenesis and triggers recently published.
- Epidemiological study found no gender differences in vitiligo. Consanguinity in marriage increases incidence in vitiligo.
- Candidate biomarkers confirm the autoimmune nature of vitiligo progression.
- Several previous studies pointed to the superior efficiency of high-intensity narrow-band ultraviolet (NB-UVB) over conventional NB-UVB phototherapy.
- Anti-oxidant effect of NB-UVB in vitiligo patients unexpectedly found, witnessed by a decrease in initially elevated markers of oxidative stress.
- An Eastern medicine treatment, moxibution, reported with good clinical results accompanied by normalization of altered immunological parameters in vitiligo patients.
This is our quarterly review of research results in the vitiligo field which were indexed in the PubMed database (www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed) for the period from April 2014 till June 2014. Abstracts of papers were retrieved from the PubMed database using the search term “vitiligo” with a filter set up to retrieve records with creation date between April 01, 2014 and June 30, 2014. Retrieved records were manually checked for a relevance to and significance for the field of vitiligo research. Thirty six records were found to be relevant and of interest, and were included into this quarterly overview.
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