- Question 1. What is vitiligo?
- Question 2. Is vitiligo a common disease?
- Question 3. What causes vitiligo?
- Question 4. I have vitiligo: will my children have vitiligo too?
- Question 5. Is it true that my quality of life will be affected by vitiligo?
- Question 6. How can I be sure that I am really affected by vitiligo?
- Question 7. I have vitiligo: which blood tests or other examinations are necessary?
- Question 8. Is it true that vitiligo can be a part of one of the most complex multisystem organ dysfunctions of the human body?
- Question 9. Is there a full list of white patches on skin, which are not associated with vitiligo?
- Question 10. Whitish and depigmented patches on skin: how can I know what they are?
- Question 11. How can I treat vitiligo?
- Question 12. Is it possible to stop the progression of vitiligo?
- Question 13. Depigmentation: when and how?
- Question 14. What are the individual factors associated with propensity to vitiligo?
- Question 15. Surgical therapy for vitiligo: when and how?
- Question 16. Tattoo for vitiligo patches: when and how?
- Question 17. Should I take topical or oral antioxidants for vitiligo?
- Question 18. What does “treating vitiligo with catalase” mean?
- Question 19. What are the main side effects of vitiligo treatments?
- Question 20. Camouflage: when and how?
- Question 21. Psychotherapy: when and how?
Vitiligo: Questions and Answers
Part 1 by Prof. Torello Lotti, MD
Part 2 by Prof. Antonio Salafia, MD
- Chapter 1. Introduction. Skin color
- Chapter 2. The first question coming to mind: who gets vitiligo?
- Chapter 3. General prevalence
- Chapter 4. Age at onset of the disease
- Chapter 5. Familial incidence
- Chapter 6. Precipitating factors
- Chapter 7. Treatment and management. Introduction
- Chapter 8. Treatment and management
- Concluding remarks
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- What causes vitiligo?
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- What tests should be done?
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- What is vitiligo?
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