To facilitate the exchange of information among the global community of dermatologists, the XIth Congress of International Society of Dermatology was held in New Delhi between December 4-7, 2013. A number of oustanding speakers discussed the state of the art in vitiligo management, such as Professors Jana Hercogova, Torello Lotti, Paulo Cunha, Koushik Lahiri, Somesh Gupta, Kanika Sahni, T Salim, Davinder Parsad, among many. Yan Valle, the VR Foundations CEO, gave a detailed presentation on our multidisciplinary approach to an expedited development of drugs for the treatment of vitiligo.
- 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...
- 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 ...
- 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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