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A Journal on Dermatology and Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Official Journal of the Italian Society of Dermatology and Sexually Transmitted Diseases
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Online ISSN 1827-1820

 

Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia 2005 December;140(6):685-702

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Vitiligo: what’s new

Ghersetich I., Buggiani G., Brazzini B., Lotti T.

Department of Dermosciences University of Florence, Florence, Italy

Vitiligo is an acquired depigmentation disorder involving skin, hair and mucous membranes characterized by the developing of white patches with a mainly autoimmune pathogenesis. It affects approximately 0.5-2% of the population worldwide. Vitiligo is often considered only an aesthetic disorder, yet it has heavy medical implications. Its treatment is often challenging both for the dermatologist and the patient, sometimes discouraging. The approach to vitiligo patients is difficult; first of all the dermatologist should establish a positive and empathetic relationship with each patient, keep updating patients on new therapeutic options and last, but not least important give each patient correct information regarding his realistic expectations with each therapy.

language: English, Italian


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