Vitiligo in adults and children.
Summary of "Vitiligo in adults and children."
Vitiligo is an acquired skin disorder characterised by white (depigmented) patches in the skin, due to the loss of functioning melanocytes. The extent and distribution of vitiligo often changes during the course of a person's lifetime and its progression is unpredictable. METHODS AND
We conducted a systematic review and aimed to answer the following clinical questions: What are the effects of medical treatments, and of ultraviolet light treatments, for vitiligo in adults and in children? We searched: Medline, Embase, The Cochrane Library, and other important databases up to March 2010 (Clinical Evidence reviews are updated periodically, please check our website for the most up-to-date version of this review). We included harms alerts from relevant organisations such as the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the UK Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA).
Centre for Cutaneous Research, Queen Mary University Hospital, London, UK.
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