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Doctors to reveal vitiligo research progress in Houston

 

a condition that causes the loss of skin color in blotches it’s called vitiligo disease and according to the National Institutes of Health 1% of the world’s population has it that doesn’t sound like a lot but 1% is millions and millions of people health reporter Haley Hernandez here now with how experts are gathering right here in Houston to shed some light on this they are so this weekend experts are coming to Houston to offer help vitiligo is a skin condition which is thought to be caused by an autoimmune disorder the way it affects people can range but many are devastated by it Dianne TripIt was diagnosed with vitiligo when she was 9 and the boys would cut out the notebook paper and put it up to their eyes and it was horrible disorder changes the color of a patient’s pigment it is more noticeable in dark skin although it impacts every race for Dianne the lighter pigment can show up and disappear it comes back but then it pops up someplace else her mother tried to find help but topical creams and light treatments did not work for her then during the summers I would have to take this peel and go sit out in the Sun for two hours health experts believe stress makes her pigment change she says when her mother passed away the disorder got worse but she turned her pain into a reason to find peace with vitiligo and reach out to people struggling by hosting events to bring the experts to patients in Houston that treatments are temporary and the research that’s out there now is trying to find permanent cure on Saturday doctors are expected to reveal research being done at the molecular level that can reveal something better until then Diane continues on the only regimen that works for her makeup and a good attitude I may not wear I made wear makeup like I would if I didn’t have it like on my face but I don’t have my hands on my legs my arms whatever so this Saturday afternoon adult and pediatric dermatologists are coming together at the preston theater downtown for the Houston vitiligo awareness movement they’re supposed to bring information on the latest research and support groups so I am putting more information on click2houston.com you can find information on that conference under the health section certainly certain numbers sure of course the

 

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