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  • Vitiligo treated successfully with arthritis drug and light therapy

    Building on prior research that examined the use of an arthritis medication to treat vitiligo, a team of Yale dermatologists has successfully applied a novel combination therapy -- the medication and light -- to restore skin color in patients. Associate professor of dermatology Brett King, M.D. and more

  • Researchers identify genes related to vitiligo

    For the past decade, Richard Spritz's lab at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus has been searching for potential causes of vitiligo, an autoimmune disease that gives rise to patches of white skin and hair. In a study Richard Spritz, MD, Professor and Director of the Human Medical Gen more

  • Natural killer cells have a memory

    Researchers at the University of Bonn and the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität of Munich have decoded a new mechanism of how the immune system can specifically attack pigmented cells of the skin. It was previously believed that natural killer cells did not have an immunological memory for the body's o more

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Vitiligo

Vitiligo Vitiligo () or leukoderma is a chronic skin condition that causes loss of pigment , resulting in irregular pale patches of skin . The precise cause of vitiligo is complex and not fully understood. There is some evidence suggesting it ... more

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