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Vitiligo (cont.)

Follow-up

Patients ought to carefully consider how much time and money they are willing to devote to medical or surgical treatment. The answer to this question is dependent on the patient's psychological reaction to the disease as well as their financial situation.

Vitiligo Prevention

There is no way to prevent vitiligo.

Vitiligo Prognosis

Generally limited vitiligo involving the face and trunk in children of recent onset is most responsive. Extensive disease in adults and disease affecting the hands and feet is resistant to therapy.

Vitiligo Support Groups

Vitiligo Support International Inc.
http://www.vitiligosupport.org

Vitiligo Association of Australia
http://www.vitiligo.org.au

For More Information on Vitiligo

"Vitiligo," Medscape.com

Medically reviewed by Norman Levine, MD; American Board of Dermatology

REFERENCES:

Alikhan, Ali, Lesley Felsten, Meaghan Daly, and Vesna Petronic-Rosic. "Vitiligo: A Comprehensive Overview." J Am Acad Dermatol 65 (2011): 473-491.

Felsten, Lesley M., Ali Alikhan, and Vesna Petronic-Rosic. "Vitiligo: A Comprehensive Overview." J Am Acad Dermatol (2011): 493-514.

Gawkrodger, David J., et al. "Vitiligo: Concise Evidence Based Guidelines on Diagnosis and Management." Postgrad Med J 86 (2010): 466-471.


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 6/24/2015

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