Media Coverage on Vitiligo
Must see: The Nine discusses World Vitiligo Day 2012 on FoxTV, with Lee Thomas (link to Fox TV, a pop-up window will open)
World Vitiligo Day 2012 bonds Michael Jackson with Fox 2's Lee Thomas. Read article
As many of you probably already know, Fox 2's Lee Thomas lives with Vitiligo. Raising awareness - and reaching out to people around the world who live with the disease - has been a daily mission for Lee. He even produced an award-winning documentary on his experience.
Watch 7-minute clip about Lee Thomas, award-winning TV anchor and entertainment guru on ABC (link to YouTube, a pop-up window will open)
Watch 5-minute clip about Michael Jackson's vitiligo on Today Daily Show (link to YouTube, a pop-up window will open)
National Daily Newspaper: Tainted skin vitiligo
Michael Jackson, the king of pop, suffered from a skin disease called vitiligo. LARA ADEJORO, in this report takes a look at the prevalence of the case. Read article
Leanna’s record-breaking challenge for vitiligo
18-year old Leanna Shuttleworth is about to embark on a record-breaking challenge, which involves climbing two of the world’s highest mountains – Mount Everest and Mount Lhotse – back to back, in just 24 hours. Speaking about reasons behind the climb, Leanna commented: “We have chosen to raise money for the Vitiligo Society as my mum is affected by the condition.” Read more
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I support the petition to designate June 25 as Vitiligo World Day and save millions of people worldwide from social isolation and persecution.
What is coming?
May 24, 2013: VRF Presentation at EADV Spring Symposium
Sodium oxodihydroacridinylacetate in treatment of active vitiligo. Results of preliminary clinical study. Abstract and presentation here
Is it possible to stop the progression of vitiligo?
Vitiligo is progressive in 73% of cases and regressive in 1.3%. We usually explain to the patients that progression depends on the modality of the disease spreading: l...
I have vitiligo: will my children have vitiligo too?
Although most cases of vitiligo are sporadic, familial clustering is not uncommon, and up to 20% of patients report on the affected relatives. In whites, the lifetime ...
What causes vitiligo?
It remains unclear what causes damage to melanocytes and their subsequent total inactivation and/or disappearance in vitiligo skin. There are several theories; the mos...
How can I treat vitiligo?
Choosing a treatment for vitiligo can be difficult, sometimes overwhelming. In general, first-line therapy should be safe, effective, minimally invasive, and cost effi...