Four major retailers in the US accused of selling fraudulent and potentially dangerous herbal supplements, including Gingko Biloba often prescribed to vitiligo patients. Investigation by New York State attorney general found that as many as a 45% of herbal supplements tested did not contain the plants listed on their labels only cheap fillers instead. In the study, nine of the tests revealed no Gingko Biloba plant DNA but only allium, rice, spruce, and asparagaceae. Read the full story in the New York Times.
- What tests should be done?
A well-trained dermatologist should be able to diagnose vitiligo and distinguish it from contact leukoderma or more than twenty other conditions with similar skin appearance bas...
- 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...
- Is vitiligo contagious?
Vitiligo is NOT contagious. It cannot be passed on or caught from touching someone with vitiligo, shaking hands, swimming in the same pool, sharing towels, sitting next to someo...
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