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In this MD Newsline exclusive interview with dermatologist Dr. Valerie Harvey, we discuss Dr. Harvey’s vitiligo treatment strategy.

MD Newsline:

What is your treatment strategy for vitiligo, and how is it tailored to each patient? 

Dr. Valerie Harvey:

“Which treatment I use for vitiligo depends on how much of the patient’s skin is affected by the disease. The surface area involved will determine if topical therapy, oral systemic treatment, or phototherapy is used. Lastly, sunscreen is needed in the areas of the skin that have lost pigment because those areas are at risk for sun damage and skin cancer.”

 

Responses have been condensed and lightly edited.

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