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Vitiligo management strategy in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia as reported by dermatologists and experienced by patients.
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PMID:  23273274     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract Abstract Background: Vitiligo patients repeatedly experience disinterest from the medical world regarding their disease as it does not cause physical impairment. Several therapeutic options are available for vitiligo management. Objectives: To study vitiligo management strategy in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia (KSA) as indicated by dermatologists and as experienced by patients. Methods: A written questionnaire was distributed to 132 dermatologists practicing in Jeddah, KSA. Another questionnaire was filled by 186 vitiligo patients attending Dermatology outpatient clinic Al-Jedaani Hospital. Results: For 76% of participating dermatologists in Jeddah, KSA, vitiligo is not a pure cosmetic problem and 69% encourage vitiligo treatment (acknowledged by 65% of patients). The main therapy was topical steroids and NBUVB in vitiligo focalis and vulgaris respectively for both children and adults. Fifty-one per cent, 57% and 21% of patients reported getting adequate information from their first dermatologists about the disease name, treatment options and prognosis respectively. There is a significant correlation between ever receiving treatment and awareness of the exact diagnosis (p< 0.01), awareness of treatment options (p< 0.05) and treatment encouragement (p< 0.01). Conclusion: Dermatologists in Jeddah, KSA are enthusiastic about vitiligo management, however, still some patients feel discouraged and misinformed. The study demonstrates the need for national evidence-based guidelines reflecting unique features of patients in this community.
Sahar A Ismail; Doaa Samir Sayed; Louloah N Abdelghani
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-12-31
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of dermatological treatment     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1471-1753     ISO Abbreviation:  J Dermatolog Treat     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
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Created Date:  2012-12-31     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8918133     Medline TA:  J Dermatolog Treat     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Faculty of medicine, Assiut University, Dermatology, Assiut, Egypt.
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