Wednesday, 25 June 2014

New treatment for Aussies with vitiligo

Vitiligo doesn't discriminate, no matter if you're black or white.

The autoimmune condition, which affects 100 million people worldwide, attacks a person's pigment cells and turn the skin white.
It affects all ethnicities and its most famous patient was pop star Michael Jackson.
Many Australians living with the condition, unlike the King of Pop, do their best to shy away from the spotlight and suffer in silence.
Maryrose, who didn't want her last name published, says the condition has affected her confidence and social life.
"I wanted to hide it all the time. It wasn't me," she told AAP on Wednesday.
"I cover when I go out. I don't go to the beach anymore unless I am surrounded by friends who support me."
Maryrose has been having specialised laser treatment three times a week for more than 10 years, despite an increased risk of skin cancer, to help return pigment to her skin.
The cause of the disease is unclear, but it is not genetic and is believed to be caused by a "badly behaved" immune system.
But doctors are now bringing advanced technology to Australia to help patients combat the condition.
First used in Europe over a decade ago, non-cultured cellular epidermal grafting helps return colour to white patches.
Dermatologist Michelle Rodrigues said the treatment has a 70 to 80 per cent success rate on selected patients.
Victoria will be the first state to offer the new technology.
The announcement came on World Vitiligo Day, first observed on June 25, 2011 to coincide with the date of Jackson's death.
Article shared from:  http://www.dailymail.co.uk/ 

Monday, 14 April 2014

New technology of Chinese Medicine in the Treatment of Vitiligo Makes Recovery Dreams Come True

Binzhou Huahai Vitiligo Hospital developed a new technology successfully. The new technology "black and white cured together" made a breakthrough in the treatment of vitiligo.

Beijing ,China (PRWEB) April 14, 2014

The new technology of vitiligo treatment--"black and white cured together" technology was approved and     promoted by the state administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine of China. Since the national               promotion in October 2009, it has successfully serviced hundreds of patients throughout almost                               114 countries around the world, including the United States, Britain, Japan, Jordan, South Africa and so on.               The success of the technological promotion rewrote the history of vitiligo treatment and brought good                 news to patients with vitiligo.
Vitiligo has been recognized as one of most intractable skin diseases in the world. Its pathogenesis is       complex, and treatment methods are numerous. The traditional therapy treatment only aims at vitiligo parts.           By this way, although it can alleviate vitiligo partly, there are still some limited problems, such as a long       treatment cycle, large side effects, and a high recurrence rate. In order to meet the general patients’ urgent demands of a more scientific, effective and safer treatment technology, the medical community is constantly exploring new options.
Binzhou Huahai Vitiligo Hospital’s technology of vitiligo treatment--"black and white cured together", which is   based on traditional Chinese medical theory and combined with modern medicine, by summing up the   experience of vitiligo clinical trials, has achieved great success. The analysis of the etiology and pathogens     about vitiligo has carried on the systematical research, making a breakthrough in vitiligo treatment with this         new technology. The technology shows that it can activate tyrosine activity, regulate the immune system,       improve micro-circulation, promote the melanin cell adhesion and migration and melanin synthesis. Clinical observation showed that the technology has the characteristics of quick effect, short course of treatment,             high cure rate, and green security. It has a magic effect on different types of vitiligo, especially vitiligo with                   large area .This technology’s curative effect has achieved an international leading level. It solved the difficult problem of vitiligo effectively and created a new era of scientific treatment of vitiligo.
Binzhou Huahai Vitiligo Hospital has a reputation for the treatment of vitiligo. It is the vitiligo research and demonstration base of the United Nations’ related institution. And by the support of China’s ministry of civil     affairs, Huahai Vitiligo Hospital has achieved the name of “national advanced unit of self-discipline and good     faith construction”. Moreover, the state administration of traditional Chinese medicine approved it as a             "national excellent institutions of traditional Chinese medicine, under the Chinese ministry of science and technology torch high-tech torch plan, the core technology award a number of national patients, and be         included in the national non-material cultural heritage protection projects. Deputy speaker of the Ninth National People's Congress standing committee, Jiang Zhenghua, vice chairman of CPPCC  (the Chinese people's political consultative conference nine conference) Sun Fuling , give the technology high admission.                       And a number of authoritative medias in China central television reported the hospital’s vitiligo treatment technology.