MEXICO — On Wednesday June 22, Senator ANTARES GUADALUPE VÁZQUEZ ALATORRE held a live event at the press-corner of the Senate of Mexico, with a group of renowned dermatologists, to announce the start of the World Vitiligo Day 2022 celebrations. Later at the scientific conference, experts provided a different perspective on the lives of patients with visual disabilities, the current state of knowledge, what is true and what is not, presented the patient-centric journey map and discussed future treatments.
(from right to left) Senator ANTARES GUADALUPE VÁZQUEZ ALATORRE, Profs. Torello Lotti, translator, Yan Valle, Jorge Ocampo Candiani, Rossana Llegro
Scientific session is about to begin.
President of the World Vitiligo Day 2022 Prof. Jorge Ocampo Candiani welcomes participants.
Prof. Torello Lotti presents current knowledge and recent discoveries in vitiligo.
Yan Valle, CEO VRF, presents the Vitiligo Patient Journey Map
Watch the video from Senate here
Watch the Sceintific presentations here
- Which diseases most commonly accompany vitiligo?
According to a 10-year study, vitiligo patients have a statistically significant higher prevalence of other autoimmune conditions and dermatological disorders: hypothyroidism...
- 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 ...
- I have a new job - should I tell colleagues about my vitiligo?
If you are starting a new job and you are concerned about stares and questions about your skin, try a proactive approach. When the time is right and you are feeling comfortable,...
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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.
Many people deal with vitiligo while remaining in the public eye, maintaining a positive outlook, and having a successful career.Copyright (C) Bodolóczki Júlia
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