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INDEX Vitiligo Questions and Answers Vitiligo. Questions and Answers. Part 1 by Prof. Torello Lotti, MD Question 1. What is vitiligo? 3 Question 2. Is vitiligo a common disease? 4 Question 3. What causes vitiligo? 4 Question 4. I have vitiligo: will my children have vitiligo too? 5 Question 5. Is it true that my quality of life will be affected by vitiligo? 5 Question 6. How can I be sure that I am really affected by vitiligo? 6 Question 7. I have vitiligo: which blood tests or other examinations are necessary? 7 Question 8. Is it true that vitiligo can be a part of one of the most complex multisystem organ dysfunctions of the human body? 8 Question 9. Is there a full list of white patches on skin, which are not associated with vitiligo? 8 Question 10. Whitish and depigmented patches on skin: how can I know what they are? 9 Question 11. How can I treat vitiligo? 10 Question 12. Is it possible to stop the progression of vitiligo? 12 Question 13. Depigmentation: when and how? 12 Question 14. What are the individual factors associated with propensity to vitiligo? 13 Question 15. Surgical therapy for vitiligo: when and how? 13 Question 16. Tattoo for vitiligo patches: when and how? 14 Question 17. Should I take topical or oral antioxidants for vitiligo? 15 Question 18. What does “treating vitiligo with catalase” mean? 15 Question 19. What are the main side effects of vitiligo treatments? 16
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Question 20. Camouflage: when and how? 17 Question 21. Psychotherapy: when and how? 17 Future trends. New concepts in vitiligo treatment 19 Sources and Further Reading 20 Vitiligo. Questions and Answers. Part 2 by Prof. Antonio Salafia, MD Introduction 21 Chapter 1. Introduction. Skin color 21 Chapter 2. The first question coming to mind: who gets vitiligo? 22 Chapter 3. General prevalence 22 Chapter 4. Age at onset of the disease 23 Chapter 5. Familial incidence 23 Chapter 6. Precipitating factors 24 Chapter 7. Treatment and management. Introduction 26 Chapter 8. Treatment and management 26 Concluding remarks 28 About Prof. Torello Lotti, MD 29 About Prof. Antonio Salafia, MD 30 2
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Vitiligo. Questions and Answers. Part 1 by Prof. Torello Lotti, MD Question 1. What is vitiligo? propensity to sunburn. Vitiligo is a chronic persistent and often progressive disorder; spontaneous repigmentation is uncommon and usually occurs around the hairs in a perifollicular pattern. Many patients are poorly educated about their illness. In one study, 51.3% of patients believed that their vitiligo was caused by poor medical care, 30% thought personal behavior played a major role, 25% - wrong diet, 21.3% - altered state of mind, and 20% blamed only pollution or environmental alterations. All the believes mentioned above are considered by the scientific community to be “per se” unfounded and misleading, even if all of them may bring some true indications for understanding the disease and for finding the cure. Vitiligo is a disease that presently cannot be cured, but still can be treated successfully with many different approaches. Its progression can be halted in almost 90% of cases with appropriate therapy, most frequently by combining different treatments. More than 75% of subjects affected by vitiligo respond satisfactorily to active treatments (medical or surgical). Thus, it is not true that there is nothing to do for vitiligo. In fact, just the opposite is true.
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