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Vitiligo Summary

Description: A disorder consisting of areas of macular depigmentation, commonly on extensor aspects of extremities, on the face or neck, and in skin folds. Age of onset is often in young adulthood and the condition tends to progress gradually with lesions enlarging and extending until a quiescent state is reached.

Key Drugs and Agents for Vitiligo

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Tacrolimus (Prograf) : 24 outcomes 27 studies in 69 results : FDA 7 Generic
  2. calcipotriene (calcipotriol) : 15 outcomes 14 studies in 36 results : FDA 9 Generic
  3. Ficusin (Psoralen) : 10 outcomes 9 studies in 98 results : IBA
  4. pimecrolimus (Elidel) : 8 outcomes 9 studies in 23 results : FDA 2
  5. Adrenal Cortex Hormones (Corticosteroids) : 6 outcomes 6 studies in 42 results : IBA
  6. Melanins (Melanin) : 5 outcomes 8 studies in 91 results : IBA
  7. Calcineurin : 5 outcomes 3 studies in 12 results : IBA
  8. Phenylalanine (L-Phenylalanine) : 4 outcomes 6 studies in 27 results : FDA 29
  9. Folic Acid (Vitamin M) : 4 outcomes 5 studies in 19 results : FDA 50 Generic
  10. xenon chloride : 4 outcomes 1 study in 11 results : IBA
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Diseases Related to Vitiligo

  1. Psoriasis (Pustulosis Palmaris et Plantaris)
  2. Blister (Bulla)
  3. Lichen Planus (Lichen Ruber Planus)
  4. Atopic Dermatitis (Atopic Eczema)
  5. Melanoma (Melanoma, Malignant)
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Key Therapies for Vitiligo

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  1. Phototherapy (Light Therapy) : 30 outcomes 34 studies in 158 results
  2. Excimer Lasers : 26 outcomes 17 studies in 70 results
  3. Transplantation (Transplant Recipients) : 12 outcomes 13 studies in 97 results
  4. Transplants (Transplant) : 8 outcomes 10 studies in 93 results
  5. PUVA Therapy : 6 outcomes 6 studies in 60 results
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