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What new treatments are being developed for vitiligo in the future?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Each day brings hope for finding new ways to treat vitiligo. The good news is that scientists know more about vitiligo now than a decade ago. Ongoing clinical trials are studying new therapies, including genetic research, that may someday bring a cure. Here are some current issues being studied about vitiligo:
  • how emotional stress or physical trauma triggers depigmentation of the skin with vitiligo
  • how new and different therapies may treat vitiligo in rodent studies
  • why a genetic factor may trigger vitiligo
  • how medical treatments can help keep skin a uniform color by repigmentation (adding color) or depigmentation (eliminating all color)
  • the importance of surgery and skin grafts in treating vitiligo

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