A study performed by researchers in Iran concluded that nbUVB vitiligo treatments are more successful when asociated with topical immunomodulators (Elidel, Protopic).
Many of the known treatments for vitiligo rely on daily ointment applications. But do we know how to properly apply the ointment and in what quantity ? Here are some guidelines on how much ointment to apply to your vitiligo spots.
Researchers at the Tehran Royan Institute are taking advantage of Iran's open embrionic research programs. A team lead by Dr Baharvand claims to have pioneered a procedure that uses the patient's own stem cells to cure vitiligo.
This research focuses on induced pluripotent stem (IPS), adult stem cells which are made to act like embryonic ones - they gain the ability to become any cell in the human body.
Vitiligo affects between 0.1-2% of the population. Some recent studies have calculated the incidence among Italian males to be 0.17 and among Indians 1.84%. In 50% of the patients, vitiligo onsets before the age of 18. It can occur at any age but usually peaks between ages 10-30.