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    Know All About New Vitiligo Impact Treatment Score

    Vitiligo Impact Treatment Score

    Investigators in France developed and validated a dermatologic-specific burden score called the Vitiligo Impact Treatment Score (VIT) in October 2021. The investigators believed that VIT has the potential to be used in clinical practice as a validated global score and is easy to calculate to identify whether someone with vitiligo is overwhelmed by their treatment […] More

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    My Vitiligo Story | From Rithwik Anand’s Diary

    My Vutiligo Story - Rithwik Anand

    Hi, my name is Rithwik Anand. I am 20 years old, currently a third-year college student, and a national-level football player from Noida, India. I had my first encounter with vitiligo in 2008. Aged 7, this was the time when I started noticing my first patch. Due to my visual difference, making good friends became […] More

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    Vitiligo in News – December 2021

    Vitiligo News - December 2021

    A study found that 40% of vitiligo patients in the US may not be ever diagnosed for any effective treatment. As per the study, vitiligo prevalence varies between 0.76% and 1.11% of the U.S. population against worldwide prevalence estimates ranging from 0.004% to 2.28%, with around 40% of those with the condition being undiagnosed. In […] More

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    A Year in Review | What 2021 Meant for the Vitiligo Community 

    Just like 2020, the last 12 months brought a great deal of disruption to our social lives. COVID-19 nearly impacted every aspect of vitiligo awareness in the first half of 2021 from research on vitiligo moving at a snail pace to worldwide World Vitiligo Day conferences only following the “only digital” rule. Having said that, […] More

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    Vitiligo in News – November 2021

    Vitiligo News November 2021

    Incyte, an American multinational pharmaceutical company, in November 2021, approved the European Marketing Authorization Application (MAA) for ruxolitinib cream (a topical JAK inhibitor) as a potential treatment for non-segmental vitiligo on the face. The MAA is supported by data from the Phase 3 clinical trial program that evaluated the safety and efficacy of the cream […] More

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    A Personal Account – I thought I had become ugly.

    I thought I had become ugly

    It started when I was in school. I was struggling with the changes in my appearance. Many times I found it difficult to cope with it. Slowly, it became more visible. It brought a complimentary gift along with it and that was staring. Everyone used to stare at me. Everyone used to look at me […] More

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    Vitiligo in News – October 2021

    October 2021 was an interesting month. Plenty of research was done on vitiligo in the same month across the world. Some of these studies had optimistic outcomes while others had a “root-cause” focus. Either way, the world made some progress in its attempt to decode the mystifying nature of vitiligo. First, an investigation from Egypt observed […] More

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    10 Most Influential Vitiligans | 2021

    Influencers with Vitiligo

    Life for most of us is a journey of self-discovery – finding out who we are, what we are best at, and how we can make a difference in this world without letting our visual difference drive our destiny. Each year, we honor ten such influencers who help us achieve everything mentioned above and more. […] More

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    Vitiligo in News – September 2021

    Vitiligo News - September 2021

    A new Fortnite character named Joy was launched by Epic Games at the end of August 2021 but found space in the worldwide media this September. Joy’s inclusion in Fortnite marks any video game’s first character with vitiligo. It is to be noted that Fortnite has always been known for featuring a ton of different […] More

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    Can children get vitiligo from their parents? 

    Focal vitiligo

    Over time, many studies have been conducted to establish the relationship between vitiligo and genetics. For many of these observational studies, people with vitiligo have been interviewed via comprehensive surveys. However, most of these studies have been limited in geographical scope and sample size. Still, based on studies, vitiligo has been found to have a […] More

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    Vitiligo in News – August 2021

    Vitiligo News - August 2021

    August 2021 was proven historic for many reasons. It was the year’s first month when as many as four studies were conducted on the vitiligo research front. Almost all of these studies allowed the global vitiligo community to dive deep into the causes/adverse effects of the skin condition. The feasibility of oral tranexamic acid (TA) […] More

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    My Vitiligo Story | From Somalini Patnaik’s Diary

    Somalini Patnaik

    Hi, my name is Somalini Patnaik. I am a 32-year-old strategic project manager, working in a major investment bank in Mumbai, India. I first noticed a very tiny but persistent white spot on my forehead that was quite prominent in all my selfies. I was 27, and I was living in Texas at that time for […] More

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