Finally, after so many researches and trials, scientist claim to have found a cure for vitiligo. Till now doctors and scientist were clueless about what causes this skin disorder to occur in some people. There is no medicine available in the market to treat vitiligo. The medicines prescribed by dermatologist for this condition were tropical steroids and immune suppressants which caused pigments to re-appear to some extent. However in most cases the white spots would re-occur and these treatments were only possible for patients with fewer white spots.
Now researchers in Chicago’s Loyola University Stritch school of medicine claim to have found a cure vitiligo. From previous researches it was already clear that vitiligo is a result of immune system disorder where our body immune system destroys the melanin under the skin which gives the skin its colour and thus resulting in white patches. A special HSP70 protein has been developed by scientist which reverts the action of immune system responsible for killing of melanocytes cells. Lab tests on mice showed good results and human trials are left to be done. All we hope now is human trials go well and we soon see patients getting benefit from this research.
Here is the link (PDF link & opens in a new tab) if you want to read the research paper on this topic.