Table 1

Baseline Vitiligo European Task Force characteristics of participants starting treatment

Sex

Female

8

Male

4

Mean Years of Age (range)

18 (12-29)

Fitzpatrick's phototypes

I

1

II

0

III

0

IV

2

V

9

VI

0

Duration of disease, mean years (range)

5.96 (2-17)

Ethnicity

Caucasian

2

South Asian

9

South American

1

Disease activity

Progressive

7

Non progressive

5

Previous repigmentation

after treatment

11

spontaneous

0

no repigmentation

1

Depigmentation on scars

5

Stress at onset

2

Stress as precipitating factor

2

Itch before lesions

3

Vitiligo on genitals

3

Thyroid disease

Yes

1

No

11

Thyroid antibodies

Yes

0

No

9

unknown

3

Family history of premature gray hair

4

Family history of vitiligo

3

Degree to which vitiligo affects everyday life (out of 10, 10 being the worst) (SD)

3.7 (1.84)

History of autoimmune disease

0

Family history of thyroid or other autoimmune disease

1

Halo Nevus

0


n = 12, SD = standard deviation.

Szczurko et al. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2011 11:21   doi:10.1186/1472-6882-11-21

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