Ahmed Al Issa

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BACKGROUND Surgical procedures are indicated to treat stable vitiligo, refractory to medical treatment. In addition to conventional surgical techniques, noncultured cellular grafting is gaining wider acceptance among dermatologists. OBJECTIVES To assess the efficacy of the ReCell kit (Clinical Cell Culture, Cambridge, U.K.) and to compare it with(More)
BACKGROUND Because of the limitations of medical treatment, various surgical therapies have been developed and are being accepted to treat vitiligo. However, certain areas such as the fingers and toes, palms and soles, lips, eyelids, nipples and areolas, elbows and knees, and genitals are considered difficult-to-treat areas. OBJECTIVE To evaluate data(More)
Segmental type was the second most commonly reported in childhood vitiligo. No significant difference has been reported in the prevalence of childhood and adult focal vitiligo. However, the prevalence of segmental vitiligo has been found to be higher in children compared with that in adults. All available medical and phototherapy options are limited by(More)
BACKGROUND Genital vitiligo is common and has a deleterious effect on the psychosexual function of patients. It is well known that glabrous skin (non-hair-bearing skin such as below the ankles, genitalia, lips, distal ends of fingers) rarely responds to the therapy unless it has some residual pigment. OBJECTIVE The objective was to report genital vitiligo(More)
BACKGROUND Patients with segmental vitiligo (SV), unlike those with nonsegmental vitiligo (NSV), have a more predictable course and are more responsive to surgery. OBJECTIVE To report 10 patients with SV treated with the melanocyte-keratinocyte transplantation procedure (MKTP), who responded with unusual responses not previously reported in the(More)
BACKGROUND Hypochromic vitiligo is a rare entity that has been reported only twice under the term 'vitiligo minor', with an absence of clear delineation. OBJECTIVES To delineate hypochromic vitiligo through a case series of patients with typical bilateral hypopigmented lesions affecting the face and trunk. METHODS This is a retrospective multicentric(More)
BACKGROUND Many cases of leukotrichia are associated with vitiligo. Hair follicles are believed to be the source of melanocytes for skin repigmentation using standard medical therapy for vitiligo. Vitiliginous areas with overlying leukotrichia usually fail to achieve repigmentation by conventional medical treatments as a result of a deficient melanocyte(More)
BACKGROUND There are two commonly recognized forms of vitiligo-generalized and localized. This classification is important to understand the course of the disease and its prognosis. Most patients have generalized vitiligo; few patients have both segmented and generalized vitiligo. OBSERVATION We report four more cases of mixed vtiligo, segmental with(More)