Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New treatment in the works for disfiguring skin disease, vitiligo

In many parts of the world there is great shame and stigma tied to vitiligo, an autoimmune disease of the skin that causes disfiguring white spots, which can appear anywhere on the body. In some societies, individuals with ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New treatment in the works for disfiguring skin disease vitiligo

In many parts of the world there is great shame and stigma tied to vitiligo, an autoimmune disease of the skin that causes disfiguring white spots, which can appear anywhere on the body. In some societies, individuals with ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Microneedling + 5-fluorouracil effective vitiligo treatment

(HealthDay)—Microneedling in combination with 5-fluorouracil is a safe and effective treatment for vitiligo, according to a study published online March 12 in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

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 ...

Immunology

Limited economic evidence for vitiligo treatments

(HealthDay)—The cost burden associated with vitiligo is high, although no evidence exists for the value of vitiligo treatments, according to a research letter published online Aug. 10 in the British Journal of Dermatology.

Cancer

Immunity against melanoma is only skin deep

In a newly published study, researchers at Dartmouth's Norris Cotton Cancer Center find that unique immune cells, called resident memory T cells, do an outstanding job of preventing melanoma. The work began with the question ...

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