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The effectiveness of early treatment in segmental vitiligo: retrospective study according to disease duration.
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PMID:  23458396     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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Segmental vitiligo (SV) is usually characterized by a unilateral-dermatomal distribution, earlier onset and rapid progression followed by stabilization. The response to phototherapy in patients with SV is limited. We evaluated the treatment response in 39 cases of SV according to disease duration. Ten cases (50.0%) of Group 1 (duration ≤ 5 months) and five cases (26.3%) of Group 2 (duration > 5 months) showed more than 50% repigmentation. Contrary to previous reports, patients in our study responded well to medical treatments like oral steroids, topical calcineurin inhibitors and phototherapy when treated early after onset. The results suggest that early treatment is important.
Authors:
Ji-Hye Park; Se Won Park; Dong-Youn Lee; Joo-Heung Lee; Jun-Mo Yang
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Photodermatology, photoimmunology & photomedicine     Volume:  29     ISSN:  1600-0781     ISO Abbreviation:  Photodermatol Photoimmunol Photomed     Publication Date:  2013 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-03-05     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9013641     Medline TA:  Photodermatol Photoimmunol Photomed     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  103-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
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© 2013 John Wiley & Sons A/S.
Affiliation:
Department of Dermatology, Kangbuk Samsung Hospital, Seoul, Korea.
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