2015-06-vitiligo-patient-arthritis-drug-skin - For vitiligo patient arthritis drug restores skin color 24 June 2015 known as Janus kinase(JAK inhibitors

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For vitiligo patient, arthritis drug restores skin color 24 June 2015 After five months of treatment, the patient's hands show significant repigmentation. Credit: Dr. Brett King A medication for treating rheumatoid arthritis has restored skin color in a patient suffering from vitiligo, according to dermatologists at Yale School of Medicine. The disfiguring condition is best known as the disease that plagued late pop star Michael Jackson. The finding was published June 24 in JAMA Dermatology . Vitiligo is a common, psychologically devastating condition that causes skin to lose its pigmentation or color. Current treatments, such as steroid creams and light therapy, are not reliably effective in reversing the disease. Recent advances in vitiligo research led Yale investigators to consider an existing class of FDA-approved medications known as Janus kinase (JAK) inhibitors, as a possible treatment . Last year, Brett King, M.D., assistant professor of dermatology and principal investigator of the
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