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VITILIGO: SYMPTOMS, PATHOGENESIS AND TREATMENT

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(2014) VITILIGO: SYMPTOMS, PATHOGENESIS AND TREATMENT. International Journal of Immunopathology and Pharmacology. pp. 485-489. ISSN 0394-6320

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Abstract

Vitiligo is an acquired cutaneous disorder of pigmentation, with an incidence of 0.5 to 2 worldwide. There are three major hypotheses for the pathogenesis of vitiligo that are not exclusive of each other: biochemical/cytotoxic, neural and autoimmune. Recent data provide strong evidence supporting an autoimmune pathogenesis of vitiligo. As vitiligo can have a major effect on quality of life, treatment can be considered and should preferably begin early when then disease is active. Current treatment modalities are directed towards stopping progression of the disease and achieving repigmentation. Therapies include corticosteroids, topical immunomodulators, photo(chemo)therapy, surgery, combination therapies and depigmentation of normally pigmented skin. It seems that traditional Chinese medicine could be more effective than the current treatment for vitligo.

Item Type: Article
Creators:
CreatorsEmail
Ghafourian, E.UNSPECIFIED
Ghafourian, S.UNSPECIFIED
Sadeghifard, N.UNSPECIFIED
Mohebi, R.UNSPECIFIED
Shokoohini, Y.UNSPECIFIED
Nezamoleslami, S.UNSPECIFIED
Hamat, R. A.UNSPECIFIED
Keywords: vitiligo Chinese medicine treatment Immunology Pathology Pharmacology & Pharmacy
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Page Range: pp. 485-489
Journal or Publication Title: International Journal of Immunopathology and Pharmacology
Journal Index: ISI
Volume: 27
Number: 4
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1177/039463201402700403
ISSN: 0394-6320
Depositing User: مهندس مهدی شریفی
URI: http://eprints.medilam.ac.ir/id/eprint/636

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