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Use of tacrolimus ointment in vitiligo alone or in combination therapy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19585060     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Current treatments for vitiligo are largely unsatisfactory. Topical corticosteroids and phototherapy (narrow-band UVB and psoralen+UVA) are the most prescribed, however, these therapies are often not effective and have important side-effect, especially when used for a long time. Many studies have reported the efficacy and safety of tacrolimus ointment in adults and children with vitiligo, particularly when located on the head and neck. Successful treatment is possible when it is combined with other therapies, such as narrow-band UVB, microphototherapy, helium-neon laser, or narrow-band excimer laser.
Authors:
S Berti; G Buggiani; T Lotti
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Skin therapy letter     Volume:  14     ISSN:  1201-5989     ISO Abbreviation:  Skin Therapy Lett.     Publication Date:  2009 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-07-08     Completed Date:  2009-08-03     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9891441     Medline TA:  Skin Therapy Lett     Country:  Canada    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  5-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Pediatric Medicine, Anna Meyer Children's Hospital of Florence, Florence, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adrenal Cortex Hormones / therapeutic use
Combined Modality Therapy
Humans
Immunosuppressive Agents / adverse effects,  therapeutic use*
Ointments
Phototherapy
Tacrolimus / adverse effects,  therapeutic use*
Vitiligo / therapy*
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Adrenal Cortex Hormones; 0/Immunosuppressive Agents; 0/Ointments; 109581-93-3/Tacrolimus

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