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Official Title: The Gut and Skin Microbiome in Vitiligo Disease Progression
In Brief: Investigators plan to perform a pilot study that aims to characterize the microbiome of human vitiligo patients with both active and stable disease and compare this to the microbiome of age and sex matched controls. The investigators aim to answer the question whether the gut and skin microbiome of patients with vitiligo differs from the general population.
Ages Eligible: 18 Years to 89 Years
Start Date: May 30, 2019
Completion Date (estimated): December 2021
Status: Active, recruiting
Study ID from ClinicalTrials.gov: NCT03577327
Location: Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60611
Contact: To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact Prof. Caroline Le Poole, by phone +1-312-503-5944 or email NUdermatologyCTU@northwestern.edu. Please refer to this study by its NCT number.
- Is there a special diet for vitiligo?
In short, no. Some people find that certain foods may worsen their vitiligo symptoms or that others may improve their skin condition. We found no scientific evidence that a sp...
- Is there a traditional medicine to treat vitiligo?
Traditional medicines may be helpful in chronic, metabolic, and stress-related conditions early in the disease manifestation, before extensive tissue and organ damage has occurr...
- How to get insurance coverage for vitiligo treatments?
Most of health insurance companies will initially reject claims for vitiligo doctor visits or phototherapy treatments but with enough efforts you can have a substantial part of ...
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