Our Education Center is a growing source of information on vitiligo and the practitioners and investigators of this disease. It is geared toward providing information to interested physicians, researchers and the general public.
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Vitiligo (pronounced vit-ill-EYE-go) is a generally unpredictable skin disease, which results in a loss of inherited skin color over the lifetime. Vitiligo is a non-lethal and it does not cause any organic harm, but it has a devastating effect on social life of the affected person and their family >>>
Many celebrities have dealt with vitiligo while remaining in the public eye, maintaining a positive outlook, and having a successful career. Here are a few courageous famous people who face vitiligo in the public eye >>>
The treatment options for vitiligo have undergone a sea of change over the last two or three decades and dermatologists are now in a much better position to manage this disease than in the past. In this section, you'll find helpful information on a variety of vitiligo treatments. >>>
Conceived by patients for patients, World Vitiligo Day is a truly global event that aims to increase awareness of vitiligo and raise funds needed for research and education >>>
We have built a program that offers access to a series of educational workshops and close interaction with researchers, international opinion leaders, and executives from the VR Foundation >>>
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What is coming?
NY Chapter VITFriends meeting
Support group meeting will be held @ the Brooklyn Public Library (Clinton Hill Branch) from 2-4 pm. If you would like to attend, please contact Pat (email@example.com...25 October 2014 02:00, 380 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn NY...
ED'S NYC Marathon Run & Fundraising
In 2014, every single TCS New York City marathoner and supporter unite to contribute towards the goal of raising funds for charities. Ed Lee will be running his first ...02 November 2014 12:00, New York, NY
I have vitiligo: will my children have vitiligo, too?
In some cases vitiligo seems to be inherited and run in families, with children whose parents have vitiligo being at increased risk of developing the condition themsel...
Is it possible to stop the progression of vitiligo?
It is true that vitiligo progression could be stopped in 4 out of 5 cases by the use of potent systemic corticosteroids. However, systemic corticosteroids might ha...
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 ...
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...