Treating vitiligo through arthritis drug

Treating vitiligo through arthritis drug

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Vitiligo is basically a chronic skin condition that leads to development of white patches on the skin on any part of the body. Patients are commonly seen to have multiple patches on many areas of their body.
7 Jul 2016 - General
Vitiligo is a difficult disease to treat due to its slow chronic course and the pathophysiology behind the disease. As Marinelle had nicely explained, it is an autoimmune disorder and shares some parts of its pathogenesis with rheumatoid arthritis. Both diseases are caused by one's own immune system becoming sensitized against one/few antigens in their own body leading to inflammation and tissue destruction. The counteract the progression of these autoimmune diseases, an ideal drug should te...
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Two years ago, the US National Institute of Health published an article about vitiligo. According to them, vitiligo may be an autoimmune disorder wherein the body's immune cells attacks its own dermal melanocytes mistakenly. This is supported by research published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology wherein researchers created a vitiligo mouse model with induction of epidermal depigmentation using sensitized melanocytes. They found out that pigment loss is related to autoreactivation...
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