News - 25 Jun `15Happy WORLD VITILIGO DAY!

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As the World Vitiligo Day begins in the East, we receive first reports and photos from this global awareness campaign. In China, hundreds of vehement volunteers spread raise awareness for vitiligo in addition to 12 major hospitals receiving many patients. In Italy, 15 Dermatology Departments are already opened for free consultation with vitiligo patients, and Marie Claire Magazine published a special article on vitiligo.

World Vitiligo Day 2015 Kazakhstan 1

This photo received from celebrations in Shymkent (Kazakhstan) by Dr. Aliya Kassymkhanova and colleagues at the 'Vitiligo School' meeting. In Brazil, a team of Prof. Cunha and 50+ volunteers are getting ready to join the action in just a few hours.

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        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...

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        Vitiligo (pronounced vit-ill-EYE-go) is a relatively common skin disease characterized by smooth, white, painless spots or patches on various parts of the body and hairs above i...

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        In short, no.  Some people find that certain foods may worsen their vitiligo symptoms or that others may improve their skin condition. We found no scientific evidence that a sp...