News - 10 Sep `15Research Study Participants Needed in Baltimore, MD

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In this study, researchers are going to evaluate the efficacy and safety of narrow-band UV phototherapy in the treatment of vitiligo as well as impact on quality of life. Study participants must be over 18 years old and seeking treatment for vitiligo located on both sides of the body. Participants will receive 

Participation involves:

- Free NB-UVB phototherapy treatments three times per week for six months.
- Questionnaires on how vitiligo affects the quality of your life.
- Small skin biopsies of your skin.

Principal investigator for study is Ginette Okoye, MD, Assistant Professor, Director of Ethnic Skin Research Program, Johns Hopkins University. ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier NCT02506101. For more information, please call 410-502-SKIN or email ctrep@jhmi.edu

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