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Official Title: Comparative Study of Surgical Treatment of Vitiligo: Microneedling Versus Microneedling With Suspension of Uncultured Epidermal Cells
In Brief: A comparative study for the surgical treatment of vitiligo in which the same patient will receive in acromic and symmetric lesions of vitiligo dermabrasion with micro needling and on the other side dermabrasion with micro needling followed by the application of cell suspension (melanocytes and uncultured keratinocytes). These cells will be removed from the own patient through the skin of the scalp. After the surgical procedure, patients will be submitted to UVB-NB phototherapy sessions (twice a week) and evaluated for repigmentation of vitiligo lesions at 14 and 24 weeks of treatment.
Ages Eligible: 14 Years to 70 Years
Start Date: April 13, 2018
Completion Date (estimated): December 13, 2019
Status: Active, not recruiting
Study ID from ClinicalTrials.gov: NCT03497208
Location: Hospital de Clinicas de Porto Alegre, Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil, 90035903
Contact: To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact Roberta Townsend, MD by phone +5551998280048 or by email email@example.com Please refer to this study by its NCT number.
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