Dermatology book from C.H.I.P.S.

Problems and Solutions
edited by
Torello Lotti
and Jana Hercogová

Especially attentive to emotional and psychological factors affecting optimal patient management, Vitiligo: Problems and Solutions:

  • details historical, epidemiological, and hereditary data on the disorder
  • weighs evidence supporting sundry hypotheses of vitiligo pathogenesis
  • inspects histopathological and ultrastructural features of vitiligo
  • explores endocrine, hematological, neurological, and additional clinical associations
  • depicts clinical variants of vitiligo and relates strategies for differential diagnosis
  • evaluates psoralen photochemotherapy (PUVA), UV, and photosensitizing substance treatments
  • analyzes the therapeutic effectiveness of corticosteroids
  • reports on surgical options and the use of tissue-engineered skin for lesion coverage
  • discusses the role of vitamins and antioxidants in treating vitiligo
  • assesses outcomes with UVB narrow-band microphototherapy and other UVB-based treatments
  • relates therapeutic strategies geared specifically for children with vitiligo
Scaling new heights in the literature on vitiligo, Vitiligo: Problems and Solutions comprehensively informs medical practitioners, researchers, and students of all aspects and approaches to this common skin disorder-offering key updates on basic and clinical research as well as invaluable professional guidelines from authors affiliated with the most esteemed dermatological institutes worldwide.


  1. Vitiligo : disease or symptom? From the confusion of the past to current doubts
  2. Historical and psycho-anthropological aspects of vitiligo
  3. Vitiligo : epidemiology
  4. Biology of hypopigmentation
  5. Disorders in healthy relatives of vitiligo patients
  6. Basic research : an update
  7. Vitiligo : the autoimmune hypothesis
  8. Vitiligo : a disorder of the microvessels?
  9. Pathogenesis of vitiligo : evidence for a possible ongoing disorder of the cutaneous microenvironment
  10. Free radical damage in the pathogenesis of vitiligo
  11. Possible role of nitric oxide in the pathogenesis of vitiligo
  12. Histopathological and ultrastructural features of vitiligo
  13. Clinical variants of vitiligo
  14. Vitiligo in children
  15. Vitiligo : focusing on clinical associations with endocrine : hematological, neurological, and infectious diseases
  16. Clinical associations : focusing on autoimmune and rare associations
  17. Ocular and audiological disordes in vitiligo
  18. Differential diagnosis for vitiligo
  19. Vitiligo : emotional aspects and personality
  20. Therapeutic guidelines for vitiligo
  21. Efficacy and adverse effects of psoralen photochemotherapy in vitiligo
  22. Treatment of vitiligo with UV and photosensitizing substances
  23. Corticosteroids in vitiligo
  24. Vitamins and vitiligo
  25. Alternative treatments for vitiligo
  26. Vitiligo : problems and surgical solutions
  27. Tissue-engineered skin in the treatment of vitiligo lesions
  28. UV-B narowband microphototherapy : a new treatment for vitiligo
  29. Vitiligo : problems and nonsurgical solutions
  30. Use of UVB in vitiligo
  31. Cover-ups : the view of the cosmetologist
  32. Cover-ups : the view of the dermatologist
  33. Depigmentation and vitiligo
  34. Vitiligo and the Internet
  35. Halo nevus
  36. Alezzandrini's syndrome
  37. Acquired hypomelanoses
  38. Idiopathic guttate hypomelanosis
  39. Leukonychia
  40. Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada syndrome
  41. Nevus depigmentosus
  42. Hypomelanosis and tuberous sclerosis complex
  43. Inherited hypomelanotic disorders
  44. Piebaldism
  45. Albinism
  46. Chediak-Higashi syndrome
  47. Melanoma and vitiligo
  48. Vaccines and vitiligo

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Problems and Solutions
edited by Torello Lotti and Jana Hercogová

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