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Vitiligo: a whiter shade of pale - diagnosis, causes and treatments

Vitiligo affects around 1% of the population and can lead to depression and stigma. Found out more about how this condition can be diagnosed and treated.


We probably all know or have seen someone with vitiligo. The development of white patches on the skin can have a profound physical and psychological impact, leading to depression and stigma. This lecture will outline what is know about the cause of this condition, examine the treatments available and the need for further research to better understand and provide more effective care for people with vitiligo.

The lecture is organised to support the exhibition 'A Visible Difference: skin, race and identity 1720-1820' on show at the Hunterian Museum until the end of December 2007.


Speaker(s):

Professor David Gawkrodger | talks | www
Professor Nichola Rumsey | talks | www

 

Date and Time:

3 October 2007 at 7:00 pm

Duration:

1 hour

 

Venue:

Hunterian Museum, London
The Royal College of Surgeons of England
35-43 Lincoln's Inn Fields
London
WC2A 3PE
020 7869 6560
http://www.rcseng.ac.uk/museums

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£5. RCS Fellow and Members, surgical trainees and medical students FREE

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