This week we share with you an article, a video and a website. First, lets take a look at avatars - those mental images of an ideal self that can take a heavy blow from vitiligo, a theme examined in this excellent article by Rich Cohen in the New York Times. Its well worth a read.
Something else thats a must-see is the recent TEDx talk by Michaela DePrince, which recounts her incredible life journey from an orphaned devils child in Sierra Leone to star ballerina.
Larry (a.k.a Spotty) King has recently launched VitiligoMatch to help the vitiligo community. This social site is a place where people with vitiligo and their friends and supporters can chat, exchange photos and generally feel at home. Make sure you take a look.
- I have vitiligo: will my children have vitiligo, too?
Children born to parents who both have the disorder are more likely to develop vitiligo. However, most children will not get vitiligo even if one parent has it. In children wit...
- Does halo nevi affect vitiligo development?
Halo nevi — nevi with an depigmented circle around it, usually on the trunk — are about 10x more common in vitiligo patients than in the general population, especially in childr...
- Is there a traditional medicine to treat vitiligo?
Traditional medicines may be helpful in chronic, metabolic, and stress-related conditions early in the disease manifestation, before extensive tissue and organ damage has occurr...
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