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By John Harris
University of Massachusetts Medical School 

New treatment in the works for disfiguring skin disease, vitiligo

 


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(THE CONVERSATION) In many parts of the world there is great shame and stigma tied to vitiligo, an autoimmune disease of the skin that causes disfiguring white spots, which can appear anywhere on the body. In some societies, individuals with vitiligo, and even their family members, are shunned and excluded from arranged marriages. The rejection is so crippling that one person suffering from the disease even requested an amputation of his forearm affected by vitiligo because he c...



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