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Is vitiligo being studied in clinical trials?

Richard Ricciardi
Advanced Practice Nursing
Very good question. As of today there are 47 clinical trials registered in the US that are studying vitiligo. To find them go to the website listed below:
http://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/results?term=vitiligo
The location and contact information for the studies are listed on the website.
Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
There are many clinical trials on vitiligo at this time. Because so much is unknown about vitiligo, experimental treatments are being tried in scientific settings to help people self-manage this skin disorder, keep it from spreading, and even regain pigment in white skin patches. For instance, emulsions of tar are being used in some trials. Medications that adjust the immune system are being tried. Vitamin therapy (B12), folate and folic acid, and light therapy are being used by some volunteers. At one hospital in the United States, doctors are transplanting melanocytes to the patches of depigmented areas of skin on study participants. The goal is to have the white patches of skin accept the new skin cells with pigment.

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