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  • 2022-12-02
    UPDATED: December 2, 2022 Our exclusive analysis will help you understand a higly competitive environment for vitiligo therapies,  the key biotech and pharma companies involved in vitiligo drug development, clinical trial status, pharmacological ...
  • 2022-11-14
    Researchers from Northwestern University are conducting a research survey on the use of natural remedies, supplements and camouflage by vitiligo patients, so that dermatologists can provide them with more competent and relevant care. Investigat...
  • 2022-10-29
    REMINDER: Incyte Ingenuity Awards in Vitiligo deadline is October 31st, 2022.  Apply for awards for up to $35,000 or $100,000 to support your initiative! The Incyte Ingenuity Awards in Vitiligo aim to support the vitiligo community by funding tw...
  • 2022-10-17
    Researchers from University of Southern California, Skin of Color and Pigmentary Disorders Program are doing a survey study.  They aim to evaluate perceptions of skin cancer risk and sun protection practices in people with vitiligo.  This anonymo...
  • 2022-08-05
    After a two-year break due to COVID-19, the Master Class on Vitiligo and Pigmentary Disorders is back on track with its 29th event scheduled in New Orleans (USA) on March 17-21, alongside the Amercian Academy of Dermatology annual meeting. The fo...
  • 2022-07-19
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has finally approved a first-of-its-kind treatment for vitiligo by Incyte.  DRUG  Opzelura (1,5% ruxolitinib cream) is the only one* drug approved in the U.S. to restore skin color in people with the most co...
  • 2022-06-30
    Meet us at CILAD* conference in Madrid tomorrow, July 1st at 12 noon, for the discussion of the recent advances in treatment of pigmentary disorders and vitiligo. Speakers:  Dr. Gabriel Serrano Sanmiguel MD, PhD, Dermatólogo y fundador de Sesd...
  • 2022-06-22
    MEXICO — On Wednesday June 22, Senator ANTARES GUADALUPE VÁZQUEZ ALATORRE held a live event at the press-corner of the Senate of Mexico, with a group of renowned dermatologists, to announce the start of the World Vitiligo Day 2022 celebrations. La...
  • 2022-06-21
    ¿Cómo un pequeño evento local para ayudar a las personas con vitíligo en Nigeria se convirtió en un gran movimiento global en menos de una década? ¿Y cómo consiguió tanto apoyo que ahora más de 500.000 personas firmaron una petición pidiendo recon...
  • 2022-06-21
    How did a small local event to help people with vitiligo in Nigeria develop into a huge global movement in less than a decade? And how did it get so much support that more than 500,000 have now signed a petition asking the UN for official recognit...
  • 2022-06-18
    Las celebraciones por el Día Mundial del Vitíligo 2022 comenzarán en México 🇲🇽 con el Día Científico, a las 11 am del 22 de junio. El Dr. Torello Lotti, Profesor titular y Catedrático de Dermatología y Venereología de la Universidad Guglielmo Mar...
  • 2022-06-17
    Imagine a pathway that vitiligo patient takes through different phases of the disease: from an innocuous white spot through a dreadful diagnosis to a months-long treatment. There are many lines, stations and stop-offs along the way, yet none of th...
  • 2022-06-16
    News releases are a tried and tested PR tactic used to get stories published by the mass media. A news release (also known as a press or media release) is a written statement issued to entice the journalist, editor, blogger or influencer to cover ...
  • 2022-05-25
    The vitiligo community is coming together again on June 25th to raise awareness about this skin disease. World Vitiligo Day has been celebrated for more than a decade. Thanks to the idea of a different country hosting the campaign headquarters ea...
  • 2022-05-03
    We would like to invite you and your partner, friend, or family member (without vitiligo) to participate in a questionnaire study into the influence of coronavirus on vitiligo. The research is being conducted by the Netherlands Institute for Pigm...
  • 2022-04-29
    Can we count on your help to conduct an important study to learn how vitiligo starts, stops, and returns? This study requires a large number of volunteers, so we are reaching out to gather information on the feasibility of recruiting participants....
  • 2022-04-21
    The biennial event of Vitiligo International Patient Organizations Conference (VIPOC) goes to Amsterdam, the Netherlands, on April 21-23, 2022. Join us live via Zoom    PROGRAM Wednesday April 20th  Afternoon - Arrival, welcoming cocktail an...
  • 2022-04-12
    FINAL CALL! Global Patients is conducting paid interviews with vitiligo patients aged from 6 to 12 years and their caregivers. A 60-minute phone interview will help researchers better understand quality of life of those affected by vitiligo, to...
  • 2022-04-05
    There is a wide range of medical policies among health insurance companies in their coverage of vitiligo treatments. While some companies cover the full range of FDA-approved treatments, others do not cover it at all, only cover certain treatments...
  • 2022-03-29
    Our monthly newsletter is on it’s way to your mailbox. Given the horrendous human tragedy in Ukraine, it seems almost crass to talk about skin-deep problems right now. (If you are  wondering how you can help vitiligo community in Ukraine, please ...
  • 2022-03-25
    This year’s American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) Annual Meeting is already in full swing in Boston.  Nicolle Maquignon, VIPOC General secretary, reports from the GVF session: "Amit G Pandya, President, welcomed the participants. His speech was, ...
  • 2022-03-17
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has extended the review period by three months for Incyte's application seeking approval of ruxolitinib cream (Opzelura) to treat vitiligo. The FDA is now expected to make a decision by July 18, instead...
  • 2022-03-13
    Clinical trials are experiments that test how well new drugs, treatments or devices work in people. Trials progress through Phases I-IV to test a drug candidate, find the appropriate dosage, and look for side effects. The goal is to determine whet...
  • 2022-02-15
    MORE THAN OUR SKIN is a documentary exploring the depths and effects of living with Vitiligo through the stories of five extraordinary women: Valarie, Millicent, Patricia, Alicia, and Katrina. This film tells a story of these women who found stren...
  • 2022-01-28
    Vitiligo International Patient Organizations Committee (VIPOC) is excited to release its ‘Save-The-Date’ for in-person VIPOC Conference 2022. This typically biennial event will take place in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, from Thursday, April 21st t...

FAQOther Questions

  • Can Ginkgo Biloba help with vitiligo?

    Ginkgo Biloba seems to be a simple, safe, inexpensive and fairly effective therapy for vitiligo. It is mostly effective in halting the progression of the disease. It can also sp...

  • Is it Bitiligo? Vitaligo? Veteligo?

    There are so many different ways that people try and spell or even pronounce Vitiligo.  Here are some common mis-spellings: bitiligo, vitigo, vitaligo, vitilago, vitiglio, vita...

  • Vitiligo and hearing loss: any connection?

    In short, NO. Recent research shows no relationship between a degree of skin depigmentation and hearing loss severity in vitiligo patients. The results of this study showed tha...