Surgical methods, such as transplantation of noncultured epidermal cell suspension, have known to be effective in stable vitiligo. Yet, there's no consensus regarding the ideal period of vitiligo stability before the surgical operation. It is usually recommended for patients with no new vitiligo activity for at least one year. This period is too long for many patients who are often seeking immediate solution.
A novel melanocyte transplantation technique used by Prof. Davinder Parsad et al can be effectively used in patients with relatively stable vitiligo for the last 3-6 months. This work adds a new tool to dermatologist's arsenal, to offer patients better and faster regimentation of vitiligo lesions than other traditional treatments. Just keep in mind it is not a cure for vitiligo and certain limitations would still apply.
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- 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...
- Who is prone to vitiligo?
Scientists know that some people are genetically predisposed to a specific group of autoimmune diseases – including generalized vitiligo – but do not know who and why.It doesn’t...
- Can a gluten-free diet help with vitiligo?
It's very unlikely. We have specifically looked into claims that gluten-free diet may ease symptoms of vitiligo, or completely reverse it, and found no firm scientific evidence ...
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