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    Vitiligo. These are more illustrations of fairly extensive cases of vitiligo. The condition tends to progress and may even become universal. A variety of treatment modalities are commonly employed, with varying degrees of success. The patient and family should be made aware of the sophisticated cover-up cosmetics that are now available. The use of broad-spectrum sunscreen lotions during the summer months minimizes the contrast between normal and involved skin. For some patients, the application of topical corticosteroids early in the course of the disease may induce repigmentation. Narrowband UVB is also an effective treatment. Varying combinations of topical or oral psoralens and ultraviolet A light (PUVA) are used in the treatment of vitiligo.

    Color Atlas of Pediatric Dermatology
    Samuel Weinberg, Neil S. Prose, Leonard Kristal
    Copyright 2008, 1998, 1990, 1975, by the McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.

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