Resources For Health Professionals
These resources are either in pdf format or are links to external articles.
Diagnosis and Treatment of Vitiligo*
Vitiligo is a common disease that results in depigmented skin. It can develop at any age; the average age of onset is about 20 years. There is evidence to suggest that in some patients vitiligo is an autoimmune disease and that it shows a familial trait in about 18% of cases. Vitiligo occurs in all races and has an estimated prevalence of 0.5-1%. It can cause a great degree of psychological distress.
What's New In Vitiligo
W S Douglas* and M E Whitton+
*Former Consultant Dermatologist NHS Lanarkshire
+ Vitiligo Society & Cochrane Skin Group Content of article originally published in DERMATOLOGY IN PRACTICE 2008; 16:1
Abstract of the concise evidence based guidelines on the diagnosis and management of vitiligo published in the PMJ.
Vitiligo is a common disease that causes a great degree of psychological distress. In its classical forms it is easily recognised and diagnosed. This review provides an evidence based outline of the management of vitiligo, particularly with the non-specialist in mind. Treatments for vitiligo are generally unsatisfactory.