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In Vivo Imaging of Pigmentary Disorders by Reflectance Confocal Microscopy

2014-08-27 03:27:01 | BioPortfolio

Summary

This is a pilot study to evaluate the findings of the Reflectance Confocal Microscopy when performed in cutaneous pigmentary disorders, such as vitiligo, melasma, post-inflammatory hyper-pigmentation and hypo-pigmentation. Confocal Microscopy is a recent diagnostic technique that has been used for observation of skin conditions that affect the superficial layers of the skin.

Study Design

Observational Model: Case-Only, Time Perspective: Prospective

Conditions

Vitiligo

Location

Clinical Unit for Research Trials in Skin
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02114

Status

Recruiting

Source

Massachusetts General Hospital

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:27:01-0400

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