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Official Title: The Investigation on the Expression of High Mobility Group Protein Box-1 (HMGB1) in Peripheral Blood of Vitiligo Patients and Healthy Controls According to Clinical Features, Treatment and Disease Activity
In Brief: Vitiligo is an acquired depigmented disorder that causes white spots on the skin due to the loss of melanocytes. It is a common disease which accounts for 0.5-1% of the whole population. It is a refractory skin disease with 25-50 thousand patients in Korea. And it is often caused in the exposed areas of the patient, causing a great deal of mental and social dysfunction in the patient's life, and may lead to suicide attempts.
Ages Eligible: 19 Years and older
Start Date: August 30, 2018
Completion Date (estimated): August 29, 2020
Status: Active, recruiting
Study ID from ClinicalTrials.gov: NCT03741738
Location: Department of Dermatology, Severance Hospital, Cutaneous Biology Research Institute, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea, 03722
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