Can we count on your help to conduct an important study to learn how vitiligo starts, stops, and returns? This study requires a large number of volunteers, so we are reaching out to gather information on the feasibility of recruiting participants. This will only work if we can get many volunteers to participate and stay in the study for the full period. Your response to this survey will tell us whether we might be able to recruit the necessary number of participants to make this important project a success. Our goal is to recruit individuals with vitiligo and a few of their family members who may be at increased risk of developing vitiligo.
Participation in our study would likely not require in person visits for most people, but would involve answering an occasional survey and sampling skin and blood using minimally invasive tests in your own home. We would also collect a cheek swab to look at your genetics. Samples would be mailed back to us in a prepaid envelope. Participation in the study would be for a long time - up to 5-10 years - but would only require the survey and samples 2-3 times per year. We would likely be able to provide a small amount of compensation for participating in the study. Please answer the survey questions below so we can determine if this is possible.
THIS SURVEY IS CONDUCTED BY
Vitiligo Clinic & Research Center
UMass Chan Medical School
55 Lake Avenue North, Worcester, MA 01655
- Will it spread?
Vitiligo activity may vary considerably from person to person. The natural course of vitiligo is truly unpredictable but usually progressive. The most recent VALIANT study on v...
- 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...
- Can Ayurveda help with vitiligo?
People have used herbs and natural remedies to treat skin conditions for centuries. Vitiligo is an auto-immune condition that causes white patches of skin to develop and expand...
Our work is entirely funded by private donations – we receive no money from government. Your money will help us continue funding research into vitiligo and supporting people affected by the condition.
Though it is not always easy to treat vitiligo, there is much to be gained by clearly understanding the diagnosis, the future implications, treatment options and their outcomes.
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By taking a little time to fill in the anonymous questionnaire, you can help researchers better understand and fight vitiligo.