Research and treatments for vitiligo have seen a significant increase in recent years, offering new possibilities.
The treatment options for vitiligo are rapidly expanding, with the first Food and Drug Administration-approved treatment leading the way. We are also seeing research in oral Janus kinase inhibitors that could offer a new therapeutic approach, as well as a potential biologic therapy that is being explored. The hope is that these therapies will provide vitiligo patients with more options when it comes to managing their condition, allowing them to lead a healthier and more fulfilling life.
Prof. John E. Harris, MD, professor and chair of the department of dermatology at the University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School, provides a summary of the latest developments in vitiligo treatment in this 2-minute video from the recent Maui Derm meeting. “This is just the tip of the iceberg. So much is happening. We are really excited about the new emerging treatments for vitiligo,” Harris said.
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Though it is not always easy to treat vitiligo, there is much to be gained by clearly understanding the diagnosis, the future implications, treatment options and their outcomes.
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