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Immunological pathomechanisms in vitiligo
Written by E. Helen Kemp, Elizabeth A. Waterman and Anthony P. Weetman
Vitiligo is a depigmenting disorder characterised by the loss of melanocytes from the cutaneous epidermis. Although the exact aetiology of vitiligo has not yet been established, the abnormal immune responses frequently observed in vitiligo patients have led to the suggestion that, in some cases, the condition has an autoimmune component. More...
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Vitiligo: More than a Cosmetic Issue
Written by Tina E. Lewis, M.M.Sc., P.A.-C.
Vitiligo is a disease characterized clinically by the sudden appearance of sharply demarcated patches of milk white skin. This is a chronic, progressive disease in which depigmentation results in extreme alterations in appearance and intense psychological distress for the patient. More...
Anti-thyroid peroxidase antibody and vitiligo: a controlled study
Written by BMC Dermatol
Vitiligo is an acquired depigmenting disorder due to destruction of melanocytes. Although many theories have been suggested for its pathogenesis, the role of autoimmunity is the most popular one. The association of vitiligo with autoimmune thyroid diseases and the increased prevalence of autoantibodies including thyroid autoantibodies in vitiligo favor this role. Our objective was to compare the frequency of thyroid peroxidase antibody (anti-TPO) in vitiligo patients with healthy subjects in Iran. More...
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Doubles the Amount of Vitamin D it Recommends for Infants, Children and Adolescents
Written by The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) News Room
BOSTON - The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is doubling the amount of vitamin D it recommends for infants, children and adolescents. The new clinical report, "Prevention of Rickets and Vitamin D Deficiency in Infants, Children, and Adolescents," recommends all children receive 400 IU a day of vitamin D, beginning in the first few days of life. The previous recommendation, issued in 2003, called for 200 IU per day beginning in the first two months of life. More...

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