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It is true that vitiligo progression could be stopped in 4 out of 5 cases by the use of potent systemic corticosteroids - that is, oral medications.
However, systemic corticosteroids might have possible side effects, hence, the decision of their use for limiting vitiligo progression must be taken by expert dermatologists.
Results of our early clinical study indicate another possibility for stopping vitiligo progression. An immunomodulator can safely and effectively stop disease progression within one month but it is available in certain countries only. Read more in "Acridone acetic acid, sodium salt, as an agent to stop vitiligo progression: a pilot study" at Pubmed.
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