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Cochrane Skin Group celebrate 20 years of improving treatment of skin diseases
World-leading dermatologists and their patients are celebrating huge improvements in the treatment of skin diseases like skin cancer, psoriasis, and acne as theCochrane Skin Group marks its 20th anniversary this week.   The effects of the 120 plus published Cochrane Skin Reviews have been far-reaching and have had real impacts on patient care. These include skin cancer, skin allergies, and acne, blistering diseases, hair disorders like alopecia, fungal infections and psoriasis as well as tropical parasitic disea ses.The group is coordinated by the University of Nottingham ’s Centre of Evidence Based Dermatology ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - September 12, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: There Is More to Me Than Vitiligo
[Ilizwi263] Rumbidzai Mugabe has vitiligo, a condition in which light coloured patches appear on the skin. Her story is one that illustrates the difficulties that one encounters, not from having a medical condition, but from the ignorance and insensitivity of other people. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 12, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Model with vitiligo redefines what it means to be beautiful
(Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA details possible regulatory paths for Strata Sciences Optimal Dosing Tech
Strata Skin Sciences (NSDQ:SSKN) said this week it received a response letter from the FDA concerning possible 510(k) clearance paths for its Optimal Dosing Technology initially designed for treating psoriasis, vitiligo and other skin conditions. The Horsham, Penn.-based said the federal watchdog proposed 2 alternative paths, the 1st of which would require a clinical trial to substantiate its potential claims for the device and the 2nd would seek clearance “with no new claims regarding treatment or efficacy.” Strata said that should the company pursue the 2nd option, it would “likely consider initiat...
Source: Mass Device - September 7, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Strata Skin Sciences Source Type: news

Medical News Today: White pubic hair: Four possible causes
White pubic hair is part of aging. However, it can also be a symptom of other conditions, such as pubic lice or vitiligo. Find out more. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news

Limited Economic Evidence for Vitiligo Treatments
Research reveals no evidence to support or refute value for money afforded by vitiligo treatments (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - August 17, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Dermatology, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Vitiligo and Emerging Skin Repigmentation Options Vitiligo and Emerging Skin Repigmentation Options
Skin diseases have enormous social and emotional burdens. For vitiligo, a condition with no drug for repigmentation approved by the US Food and Drug Administration, new options are on the horizon.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

MKTP surgery has long-term benefit for restoring skin pigmentation in vitiligo patients
(Henry Ford Health System) A Henry Ford Hospital study has shown that skin transplant surgery has long-term benefit for restoring skin pigmentation caused by the skin disease vitiligo.In a retrospective study, researchers found that a majority of areas of the skin treated with surgery still had 'very good to excellent' color match pigmentation five years later. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 27, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New UV-B Laser Promising for Vitiligo New UV-B Laser Promising for Vitiligo
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

A Promising New Treatment for Vitiligo? A Promising New Treatment for Vitiligo?
Dr Graeme Lipper reviews a proof-of-concept study of a JAK inhibitor that holds potential for the treatment of vitiligo.Medscape Dermatology (Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines - July 12, 2017 Category: Dermatology Tags: Dermatology Viewpoint Source Type: news

JAK Inhibitors Showing Promise for Many Skin Problems (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Conditions ranging from alopecia to vitiligo (Source: MedPage Today Dermatology)
Source: MedPage Today Dermatology - July 7, 2017 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Vitiligo sufferer says grandma's dying words helped her
Jasmine Colgan, 27, from Denver became depressed after patches spread across her body six years ago. However, the words of her grandmother, have seen her get through depression. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Television chef Dean Edwards on living with vitiligo
THE TV favourite says fame has helped him accept life with vitiligo. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Transplanted Skin Cells Can Provide Lasting Repigmentation of Vitiligo Transplanted Skin Cells Can Provide Lasting Repigmentation of Vitiligo
About half of patients with vitiligo who undergo autologous non-cultured melanocyte-keratinocyte transplantation (MKTP) retain substantial repigmentation of the treated areas 72 months later, a new study indicates.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Immunity against melanoma is only skin deep
(Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center) 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 in patients who develop the autoimmune disease, vitiligo. Using mouse models, the study demonstrates for the first time that resident memory T cells are generated in response to a tumor, naturally as a result of autoimmune vitiligo, and serve a critical role in protecting against future tumors. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 14, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Boy With Rare Skin Disorder Finds A Buddy In His Dog Twin
An 8-year-old boy with a rare skin condition isn’t feeling so alone since meeting a dog halfway across the country with the same disorder. Carter Blanchard of Searcy, Arkansas, has vitiligo, a skin disorder that destroys the cells that make pigment in the skin, according to the National Institutes of Health. Carter was first diagnosed in kindergarten and lost confidence as white patches appeared around his eyes, according to ABC News. “He was at a big school with a lot of kids, and his face was transforming very quickly,” his mother, Stephanie Adcock, told the network. “The first thing he&rsqu...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

This Woman Turns Her Vitiligo Into Stunning Body Art
Our newest self-love hero serves as proof that our bodies truly are works of art.  Ash Soto has vitiligo, a skin condition that causes a loss of pigmentation in patches. She regularly traces her skin and paints her body to create brilliant body art. Her first project, which she referred to on Instagram as “The Marker Chronicles,” magically transformed her skin into what looks like a map of the world.  I accidentally deleted this picture while going through my feed, I'm actually so upset right now that I can't recover it, but this was #markerchronicles part 2 remember it doesn't matt...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

JAK Inhibitors Show Promise for Alopecia, Eczema, Vitiligo JAK Inhibitors Show Promise for Alopecia, Eczema, Vitiligo
A researcher at the forefront shares promising results from small studies. Clinical trials are in progress and he predicts FDA approval for a JAK inhibitor for alopecia and eczema within 3 years.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

New treatment option shows promise for skin and hair conditions
Alopecia areata, atopic dermatitis and vitiligo are highly visible dermatologic conditions that can have a negative effect on patients ’ quality of life and overall health. An emerging treatment option, however, could provide effective therapy. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 3, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Vitiligo
(Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - December 16, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Vitiligo
Title: VitiligoCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 7/11/1999 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/29/2016 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Skin General)
Source: MedicineNet Skin General - November 29, 2016 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Skin treatment device developer Clarify Medical raises $4m
Skin lesion treatment device developer Clarify Medical said today it raised $3.6 million through a private financing round with existing an new investors. Funds from the round will support the development of its handheld ultra violet B treatment system used to clear skin lesions for patients with chronic skin conditions such as psoriasis, eczema and vitiligo. “We are delighted with the support we’ve received from our existing and new investors. Their vision, financial commitment and contributions of expertise have made this significant innovation in patient care possible,” board chair David Hale said...
Source: Mass Device - November 16, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Cosmetic/Aesthetic Clarify Medical Source Type: news

Vitiligo sufferer reveals how Instagram gave her confidence to flaunt her patches
Cat Spedding, 24, from North Yorkshire was bullied for having vitiligo but has finally found the confidence to flaunt her skin patches after seeing other sufferers share photos on social media. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 14, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ra Medical wins dual CE Marks for atherectomy catheter, dermal excimer laser
Medical excimer laser developer Ra Medical said today it won CE Mark approval in the European Union for both its Dabra artherectomy catheter system and its Pharos excimer laser designed to treat skin diseases. The Carlsbad, Calif.-based company said the 1st patients are slated to be treated with the Dabra system this year, and said it is nearing completion of an investigational device exemption study in support of FDA clearance in the U.S. Ra Medical’s Pharos excimer laser system is designed for treating psoriasis, vitiligo and other skin diseases, the company said. “This is a major step forward for R...
Source: Mass Device - October 6, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cosmetic/Aesthetic Regulatory/Compliance Vascular Ra Medical Source Type: news

Tanzania: Vitiligo Gave Me a New Face and a New Sense of Identity
[Citizen] While making a PR pitch on behalf of a certain company in Dar es Salaam, I felt more like something that the cat just brought in. One feels rather awkward before the panel company directors and senior managers when your face has patches of unpleasant discoloration on it - making you feel very self-conscious before other people. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 5, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Vitiligo sufferer Ashley Soto who hid her body for years showing her skin in selfies
Ashley Soto, 21, from Orlando, Florida, began suffering from vitiligo when she was just 12-years-old. She then began receiving cruel comments about her skin condition, and lost all of her self-confidence. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 7, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitiligo sufferer who hid her body for years after being bullied about her condition starts showing off her skin in sultry selfies after finally 'learning to love' her unique appearance
Ashley Soto, 21, from Orlando, Florida, began suffering from vitiligo when she was just 12-years-old. She then began receiving cruel comments about her skin condition, and lost all of her self-confidence. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 7, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Biomarkers Tied to Vitiligo Activity and Progression Biomarkers Tied to Vitiligo Activity and Progression
Blood levels of soluble CD25 and soluble CD27 are associated with active vitiligo, and the latter could point to future disease progression, researchers in Belgium report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

Model used makeup for YEARS to disguise rare skin disorder vitiligo finally bares her face
Breanne Rice, 31, suffers from vitiligo. The former model from Seattle used makeup to hide her face from everyone but her parents for 10 years. Now she is going makeup-free to empower others. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 19, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Model who hid behind a veil of makeup for 10 YEARS to disguise rare skin disorder finally bares her face for the first time
Breanne Rice, 31, suffers from vitiligo. The former model from Seattle used makeup to hide her face from everyone but her parents for 10 years. Now she is going makeup-free to empower others. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 19, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Evidence-based Management of VitiligoEvidence-based Management of Vitiligo
This report analyzed the most recent clinical trials on management of vitiligo. What is the current best evidence on efficacy of treatments for this potentially psychologically debilitating disease? The British Journal of Dermatology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 11, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Journal Article Source Type: news

Case series describes melanoma-associated leukoderma presenting as atypical vitiligo
Consider melanoma-associated leukoderma (MAL) as a possible diagnosis in patients presenting with atypical vitiligo-like skin depigmentation that is refractory to standard treatment, advised the authors of a series of seven such cases. In a research letter published online in the British Journal... (Source: Skin and Allergy News)
Source: Skin and Allergy News - July 5, 2016 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

UK Clinical Trial to Test Treatments for Vitiligo
We are looking for people who have at least one patch of vitiligo that has appeared or worsened over the past year (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - June 18, 2016 Category: Disability Tags: Clinical Trials Source Type: news

Natural killer cells have a memory
Researchers have decoded a new mechanism of how the immune system can specifically attack pigmented cells of the skin. It was previously believed that so-called natural killer cells did not have an immunological memory for the body's own tissues. However, the scientists have now been able to show that these special immune cells can indeed “remember” pigmented cells when they come into more frequent contact with a specific contact allergen. These results may provide new insights into the development of the skin-depigmenting disease vitiligo but may also offer new options for the treatment of malignant melanoma. ...
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - June 7, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Treatment 'breakthrough' in man with advanced skin cancer
Conclusion This is described as the first case study in humans to have successfully combined these immune treatments. The results demonstrate that long-term cancer remission was achieved even after the cancer had previously progressed quickly when the person had been given IL-21, CTL and anti-CTLA4 separately. These seem to be extremely encouraging findings for metastatic melanoma, a cancer with notoriously poor prognosis. However, before the findings raise too much hope, it must be emphasised that this case report focuses on just one man. The researchers note he is one of 10 people entered into the trial of ...
Source: NHS News Feed - May 31, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer Medication Source Type: news

Stem cell study finds mechanism that controls skin and hair color
A pair of molecular signals controls skin and hair color in mice and humans -- and could be targeted by new drugs to treat skin pigment disorders like vitiligo, according to a new report. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 28, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Uganda: Vitiligo is Not Contagious
[Observer] Vivian Najjuka's life was perfect until she started developing white patches on her chocolate-brown skin. Consultations with different skin doctors were futile. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 16, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South African woman with severe vitiligo posts her first ever selfie
Jasmiena Gyer, 40, from Cape Town, South Africa, has a rare skin condition causing pale patches to develop all over her body due to a lack of pigment polymer melanin. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mela Sciences, no more; Company rebrands as Strata Skin Science
Mela Sciences (NSDQ:MELA) said today it is changing its corporate name to Strata Skin Sciences, effective January 5 next year. The shift is being made to reflect the company’s focus on dermatology and a broad range of conditions, according to CEO Michael Stewart. “Our June 2015 Xtrac acquisition has expanded the dermatological opportunities that the company is pursuing with unique, innovative technologies. Today we have over 700 dermatology accounts that include over 3,000 dermatologists, covered with a 49 person sales and marketing organization of direct sales managers, sales management, clinical specialists, ...
Source: Mass Device - December 22, 2015 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News MELA Sciences Inc. Source Type: news

Autoimmune Diseases Common in Patients With VitiligoAutoimmune Diseases Common in Patients With Vitiligo
Patients with vitiligo commonly have other autoimmune diseases, according to a cross-sectional study. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines - November 19, 2015 Category: Dermatology Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

April Star with vitiligo who wants to be a model overcomes taunts of bullies
April Star, 10, from Miami, Florida, was diagnosed at age six with vitiligo, a condition that causes the loss of skin color in patches. She dreams of being a model and started her own Instagram page. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 18, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Laura Gregory with vitiligo becomes a model after she stopped using make-up to cover her skin
Laura Gregory, 27, from Sheffield (pictured) has had vitiligo since the age of 12, leaving her with pale patches on her skin. Now she has defied expectations to become a successful beauty queen. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 21, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

My Dream of The Hugging Saint
I was 20 years old and sleeping on the floor of my childhood bedroom, on a leave of absence after a difficult Freshman year at Harvard. I had spent a lot of my energy worrying. My childhood was a mire of emotional instability and my first year at Harvard was riddled with health problems (including Sleep Eating and Vitiligo). Both left me in a state of perpetual, breathless self-doubt and anxiety. The dream was the kind that you wake up after, and remember every moment of. I floated in a white space. There were no floors, walls, or ceilings. I was perfectly weightless, but comfortable and stable. I sat staring at Amma, who ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 12, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Age at Vitiligo Onset Not a Major Factor
(MedPage Today) -- Early onset associated with progression but not treatment response (Source: MedPage Today Meeting Coverage)
Source: MedPage Today Meeting Coverage - August 23, 2015 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Tiffany Posteraro with vitiligo gets tattoo explaining what it is
Tiffany Posteraro, 24, who lives in Brooklyn, New York, endured cruel taunts and stares for years due to her vitiligo, which causes white patches to appear all over the body due to a lack of melanin in the skin. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 21, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Uganda: Strange Skin Disease Attacks Kabale Man
[Monitor] Kabale -Mr Edward Byaruhanga, 62, a resident of Kabale District, is afflicted by vitiligo, a rare disease that attacked his skin in 2006. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 17, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Top 10 treatments for vitiligo
PARK CITY, UTAH – At the annual meeting of the Pacific Dermatologic Association, Dr. Sancy A. Leachman offered a top 10 list of... (Source: Skin and Allergy News)
Source: Skin and Allergy News - August 13, 2015 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

DRDO developed medicine to treat leucoderma
Giving details, Manohar Parrikar in a written reply said the poly-herbal formulation comprises of ointment and oral dose. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - August 7, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Drug for rheumatoid arthritis appears to have effect on severe eczema
The drug has already been shown to reverse two other skin conditions - vitiligo and alopecia areataRelated items from OnMedicaFast food linked to asthma, eczema and rhinitis in childrenEvening primrose and borage oils no good for eczema (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - July 21, 2015 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Researchers beat untreatable eczema with arthritis drug
Researchers have successfully treated patients with moderate to severe eczema using a rheumatoid arthritis drug recently shown to reverse two other disfiguring skin conditions, vitiligo and alopecia areata. The study is evidence of a potential new era in eczema treatment, they report. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - July 20, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news