• Autoimmune
  • We know that people with an autoimmune disease such as hyperthyroidism are more likely to get vitiligo, but we don't know how it is connected with such diseases. (wellbeingmag.com)
  • Vitiligo is sometimes associated with autoimmune and inflammatory diseases such as Hashimoto's thyroiditis , scleroderma , rheumatoid arthritis , type 1 diabetes mellitus , psoriasis , Addison's disease , pernicious anemia , alopecia areata , systemic lupus erythematosus , and celiac disease . (wikipedia.org)
  • General vitiligo is believed to be an autoimmune condition, which means the immune system mistakenly attacks pigment-producing cells (melanocytes). (medicinenet.com)
  • In a study appearing in the March 22 edition of The New England Journal of Medicine, researchers at St George's, University of London, the University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center (UCDHSC) and the Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes have discovered a connection between a gene and the chronic skin condition vitiligo, as well as a possible link to an array of other autoimmune diseases. (innovations-report.com)
  • Samples were obtained from a total of 656 Caucasian individuals from 114 extended families with vitiligo and other epidemiologically associated autoimmune and autoinflammatory diseases from the United States and the United Kingdom. (innovations-report.com)
  • The researchers found that persons with vitiligo also have a risk of developing other autoimmune diseases, as do their close relatives, even those without vitiligo. (innovations-report.com)
  • By searching the genome, the researchers discovered that NALP1 - a gene that controls part of the immune system that serves to alert the body to viral and bacterial attacks - was a key gene involved in predisposing to vitiligo and all the other autoimmune diseases that ran in these families. (innovations-report.com)
  • But if NALP1 turns out to be one of the major genes involved in numerous autoimmune diseases, and if we can interrupt its negative effects, we may have the chance to treat many different chronic autoimmune disorders like vitiligo, lupus and psoriasis and perhaps eventually eliminate them altogether," said Dr. Spritz. (innovations-report.com)
  • With nonsegmental vitiligo, an autoimmune response appears to be at work, with the body destroying its own melanocytes. (medindia.net)
  • If it is vitiligo, they should be evaluated to make sure that other autoimmune diseases are not present and to ensure that their eyes are not affected. (medindia.net)
  • Addison's disease (typically an autoimmune destruction of the adrenal glands) may also be seen in individuals with vitiligo. (wikipedia.org)
  • Dermatology
  • For patients, part of the challenge of coping with vitiligo is its unpredictability: The condition typically appears without warning, with about half of patients developing symptoms by the time they're 21, according to the American Academy of Dermatology. (medindia.net)
  • The Vitiligo (Dermatology) pipeline guide also reviews of key players involved in therapeutic development for Vitiligo and features dormant and discontinued projects. (medgadget.com)
  • Vitiligo (Dermatology) pipeline guide helps in identifying and tracking emerging players in the market and their portfolios, enhances decision making capabilities and helps to create effective counter strategies to gain competitive advantage. (medgadget.com)
  • The pipeline guide provides a snapshot of the global therapeutic landscape of Vitiligo (Dermatology). (medgadget.com)
  • The pipeline guide reviews pipeline therapeutics for Vitiligo (Dermatology) by companies and universities/research institutes based on information derived from company and industry-specific sources. (medgadget.com)
  • The pipeline guide reviews key companies involved in Vitiligo (Dermatology) therapeutics and enlists all their major and minor projects. (medgadget.com)
  • The pipeline guide evaluates Vitiligo (Dermatology) therapeutics based on mechanism of action (MoA), drug target, route of administration (RoA) and molecule type. (medgadget.com)
  • Find and recognize significant and varied types of therapeutics under development for Vitiligo (Dermatology). (medgadget.com)
  • Formulate corrective measures for pipeline projects by understanding Vitiligo (Dermatology) pipeline depth and focus of Indication therapeutics. (medgadget.com)
  • Investigators
  • In 2012, Vitiligo Research Foundation (VRF), a non-profit organization aiming to fund and fast-track medical research, as well as connect investigators, care providers, patients and philanthropists, to accelerate vitiligo research and relieve suffering of patients, registered the Web domain name 25june.org and joined VITSAF and cooperating organizations to increase the efficacy of their efforts in favor of global vitiligo awareness. (wikipedia.org)
  • neck
  • Emma Thomson, 28, was cruelly called a "leopard" because of her vitiligo, which caused light patches of skin to appear on her neck, legs and face. (thesun.co.uk)
  • Now, Emma claims the vitiligo has disappeared from her legs and face, leaving only a small patch on her neck. (thesun.co.uk)
  • clinical
  • I am a physician-scientist who focuses my clinical and research efforts on vitiligo , and therefore I think about this disease a lot - all the time, in fact. (umassmed.edu)
  • While I have become more and more busy since I started this blog, I do recognize its importance to those who read it, and heard the requests for updates on vitiligo research and clinical care. (umassmed.edu)
  • suffer
  • Therefore I thought it would be helpful to share my thoughts with others who are interested in vitiligo as well, particularly the patients who suffer from it and their loved ones. (umassmed.edu)
  • Only a few people who suffer with vitiligo describe it as being physically painful, although the light patches of the skin affected by it can be particularly susceptible to severe sunburn, which can be quite painful. (wellbeingmag.com)
  • 5. Pay attention to emotional needs: "Many vitiligo patients suffer low self-esteem, social anxiety, and depression," observes Dr. Kahn. (medindia.net)
  • people
  • Despite the fact that between 2 and 5 million people in the United States have vitiligo, most Americans who haven't experienced it themselves or haven't known individuals who have suffered with it, either misunderstand what it is or are completely unaware that it exists. (wellbeingmag.com)
  • The majority of people with vitiligo develop it between the ages of 20 and 30, but it can occur at any age. (wellbeingmag.com)
  • Even though people who have vitiligo are often otherwise healthy, it's important to find a doctor like a dermatologist who is trained to diagnose and treat vitiligo. (wellbeingmag.com)
  • But King said people are often concerned when they see people with vitiligo on their hands. (medicinenet.com)
  • And he noted that right now, people will likely have a hard time getting reimbursed for tofacitinib because it's not approved for treating vitiligo. (medicinenet.com)
  • A couple of years ago, I found online success stories online, where people with vitiligo regained skin colour by changing their diets and reducing their stress levels. (thesun.co.uk)
  • But I know alot of people with thyroid disorders and none of them have vitiligo. (healthboards.com)
  • A study, led by the University of Colorado School of Medicine, shows people with blue eyes are less likely to have vitiligo. (medicalxpress.com)
  • condition
  • Vitiligo is a common condition characterized by hypopigmented and/or depigmented spots on the skin, affecting approximately 1-2% of the world population. (springer.com)
  • Vitiligo is a condition that causes white patches of skin to appear on different parts of the body. (wellbeingmag.com)
  • Children whose parents have the condition are more likely to develop vitiligo. (wellbeingmag.com)
  • Those affected by vitiligo who are stigmatized for their condition may experience depression and similar mood disorders . (wikipedia.org)
  • Although multiple hypotheses have been suggested as potential triggers that cause vitiligo, studies strongly imply that changes in the immune system are responsible for the condition. (wikipedia.org)
  • Akter was living in her native country of Bangladesh when her condition first began, and vitiligo carries even more of a stigma there. (medicinenet.com)
  • This embrace was impossible for Harlow to imagine when she was younger and left high school to escape peer torment over her unusual appearance: vividly contrasting dark and light patches of skin covering her body, the result of the skin condition vitiligo. (medindia.net)
  • SKIN CONDITION What is vitiligo, is there a cure for it and how is the skin condition suffered by Winnie Harlow and Michael Jackson treated? (thesun.co.uk)
  • Foundation
  • Supported by grants from the National Institutes of Health and funding from the Vitiligo Society (UK) and the National Vitiligo Foundation (USA), the study analysed two independent groups of families enrolled between 1996 and 2005. (innovations-report.com)
  • support
  • Valarie started the Vitfriends vitiligo support group in 2004, and now has a large membership with regular meetings in Boston and yearly conferences that have been really well attended (the picture is from the meeting in 2015, she's on the far left of the picture, next to me). (umassmed.edu)
  • Online support groups such as Vitiligo Support International and Vitiligo Friends can provide a community, as well as a source for ongoing developments. (medindia.net)
  • disease
  • Gupta S, Kumar B. Epidermal grafting in vitiligo: influence of age, site of lesion, and type of disease on outcome. (springer.com)
  • Vitiligo has been proposed to be a multifactorial disease with genetic susceptibility and environmental factors both thought to play a role. (wikipedia.org)
  • study
  • A genomewide association study found approximately 36 independent susceptibility loci for generalized vitiligo. (wikipedia.org)
  • result
  • Vitiligo may result in psychological stress and those affected may be stigmatized . (wikipedia.org)
  • Vitiligo may also be the result of low stomach acid, so have yours checked out via the Biolab Medical Unit in London (020 7636 5959) and, if needed, remedy the situation by supplementating with hydrochloric acid plus pepsin. (healthy.net)
  • doctor
  • 1. See a doctor as soon as you suspect vitiligo: "In almost all cases," Dr. Kahn emphasizes, "vitiligo is not going to clear up. (medindia.net)
  • Early intervention and forming a partnership with one's doctor," concludes Dr. Kahn, "are essential steps to managing the challenge of vitiligo. (medindia.net)
  • Another
  • I even had a boyfriend split up with me because of vitiligo and another didn't want to go on a date with me because of it. (thesun.co.uk)
  • make
  • I want to make clear that while I am affiliated with many vitiligo organizations , my comments in this blog are my own, and do not reflect the opinions of those organizations. (umassmed.edu)