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Parametric modeling of narrowband UV-B phototherapy for vitiligo using a novel quantitative tool: the Vitiligo Area Scoring Index.
BACKGROUND There is currently no quantitative tool for evaluating vitiligo treatment response using parametric methods. OBJECTIVE To develop and apply a simple clinical tool, the Vitiligo AreaExpand
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Revised classification/nomenclature of vitiligo and related issues: the Vitiligo Global Issues Consensus Conference
During the 2011 International Pigment Cell Conference (IPCC), the Vitiligo European Taskforce (VETF) convened a consensus conference on issues of global importance for vitiligo clinical research. AsExpand
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Effects of ultraviolet radiation, visible light, and infrared radiation on erythema and pigmentation: a review.
The effects of ultraviolet radiation, visible light, and infrared radiation on cutaneous erythema, immediate pigment darkening, persistent pigment darkening, and delayed tanning are affected by aExpand
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Impact of long-wavelength UVA and visible light on melanocompetent skin.
The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of visible light on the immediate pigmentation and delayed tanning of melanocompetent skin; the results were compared with those induced byExpand
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The prevalence of metabolic syndrome in patients with hidradenitis suppurativa.
BACKGROUND Metabolic syndrome is a multifaceted disorder strongly associated with increased risk for development of cardiovascular disease. Chronic inflammatory diseases have been associated withExpand
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Afamelanotide for Erythropoietic Protoporphyria.
BACKGROUND Erythropoietic protoporphyria is a severe photodermatosis that is associated with acute phototoxicity. Patients with this condition have excruciating pain and a markedly reduced quality ofExpand
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Genome-wide association studies of autoimmune vitiligo identify 23 new risk loci and highlight key pathways and regulatory variants
Vitiligo is an autoimmune disease in which depigmented skin results from the destruction of melanocytes, with epidemiological association with other autoimmune diseases. In previous linkage andExpand
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Rapid near-infrared Raman spectroscopy system for real-time in vivo skin measurements.
A rapid dispersive-type near-infrared (NIR) Raman spectroscopy system and a Raman probe were developed to facilitate real-time, noninvasive, in vivo human skin measurements. Spectrograph imageExpand
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New discoveries in the pathogenesis and classification of vitiligo.
Vitiligo is a common autoimmune disease that progressively destroys melanocytes in the skin, resulting in the appearance of patchy depigmentation. This disfiguring condition frequently affects theExpand
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Current and emerging treatments for vitiligo.
Clinicians should be aware that vitiligo is not merely a cosmetic disease and that there are safe and effective treatments available for vitiligo. It is important to recognize common and uncommonExpand
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