Table Of ContentsVitiligo: Questions and Answers

Part 1 by Prof. Torello Lotti, MD

  • 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?

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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FAQOther Questions

  • What is vitiligo?

    Vitiligo (pronounced vit-ill-EYE-go) is a relatively common skin disease characterized by smooth, white, painless spots or patches on various parts of the body and hairs above i...

  • Is it possible to stop the progression of vitiligo?

    It is true that vitiligo progression could be stopped in 4 out of 5 cases by the use of potent systemic corticosteroids - that is, oral medications. However, systemic cortico...

  • How can I cure vitiligo?

    There is no cure for vitiligo, but there are a number of effective treatment options that can be discussed with your GP or dermatologist. The aim of treatment is to stop new pat...