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Official Title: Stress Response Pathways in Vitiligo: A Prospective, Investigator Initiated, Interventional Study With Two Arms
In brief: Current treatments vary in effectiveness and may not always be long lasting cases. The purpose of this study is to investigate stress response pathways in tissues and melanocytes from patients with vitiligo. Identifying a role for NF-κB signaling in vitiligo may improve or develop new therapies for vitiligo. Punch biopsy will be performed at the hospital.
Ages eligible: 18 Years to 50 Years
Start date: October 2015 (updated on November 18, 2019)
Completion date (estimated): December 2025
Location: New York University School of Medicine
Status: Active, recruiting
Contact: To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact Susan Cataldo by phone +1-212-263-5244 or by email: Susan.Cataldo@nyulangone.org. Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier NCT02797574. Principal Investigator Dr. Prashiela Manga, MD.
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