The Vitiligo BioBank is a non-profit collection of biological samples and detailed clinical data, designed to facilitate medical research into vitiligo.
The core asset of Vitiligo Biobank is a large collection of well-organized hair, blood, serum and DNA samples, integrated with comprehensive clinical records.
We collect and store large number of samples throughout the network of collaborators in 11 countries, using standard collection protocols and unified patient record. Samples will be made available to the scientific community and research organizations investigating pathogeneses and developing diagnostics and new treatments.
Our research team analyses the associated data for clues that may lead to a better understanding of the disease, identify potential biomarkers and ultimately develop a cure for vitiligo through the Vitiligo CouldBank system.
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Vitiligo Biobank website: www.VitiligoBiobank.org
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Is vitiligo contagious?
Vitiligo isn't contagious, so you can't catch it from other people or pass it on.
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 ...
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...
Is it covered by Medicare?
A Medicare rebate applies to a percentage of the consultation cost, please consult your GP for a referral to a dermatologist. Narrow band phototherapy (NB-UVB) is full...