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Official Title: A Comparative Study Between Autologous Mini Punch Grafting, Suction Blister Grafting and Non-Cutured Epidermal Cell Suspension on Resistant Sites in Stable Vitiligo
In Brief: Comparing the Efficacy of Three Different Surgical Methods on Resistant Sites in Stable Vitiligo.
Details: The treatment of vitiligo includes both medical and surgical modalities, whose goal is to restore melanocytes to the depigmented skin so that the epidermis restores back to normal morphology and functions. Although medical treatment is the main stay of treatment, it is not effective in all and residual lesions need augmented surgical treatment later for further completion of repigmentation.
Now a day surgical modalities have become treatment of choice for stable vitiligo not responding to medical treatment although there are numerous sites which do not respond that well to surgical procedure as well. The investigators ought to compare the efficacy of 3 well established surgical methods i.e. Mini Punch Grafting vs Suction Blister Epidermal Grafting vs Non Cultured Epidermal cell Suspension on stable vitiligo patches localized to acral areas and bony prominences like elbows, knees and ankles. Out of all the vitiligo patches in a given participant, 3 different patches on acral and bony areas will be chosen and participants will be treated with 3 different methods.
Ages Eligible: 18 Years and older
Start Date: July 1, 2017
Completion Date (estimated): November 2018
Status: Unknown, not recruiting
Study ID from ClinicalTrials.gov: NCT03717025
Other Study ID Numbers: INT/IEC/2017/1251
Location: Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India, 160012
Contact: To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact
- MUTHU SENDHIL KUMARAN, ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR 9876930521 ext 91 firstname.lastname@example.org
- AMIT KUMAR, JUNIOR RESIDENT 7347638076 ext 91 email@example.com
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