Vitiligo is a disorder having a significant impact in dark skinned individuals. Along with the historical, cultural and psychological aspects of the disease the multifactorial pathogenesis of this disorder is discussed in detail with special emphasis on the newer hypothesis proposed in the causation. Descriptive note of the clinical aspects of the disease is supplemented with clinical photographs covering the latest therapeutic and surgical treatment options. Non-conventional treatments like cosmetic camouflage and tattooing are also discussed. Topics of controversy such as role of diet, patient selection for surgery, etc. are covered in depth.
• Discusses the recent advances in treatment
• Evidence based approach
• Quality of life and psychological aspects covered
• Non-conventional treatment options included with practical tips in vitiligo surgery
• Controversial topics covered
• Vineet Relhan
Dr Vineet Relhan is presently working as Associate Professor in the Department of Dermatology MAMC & associated L N Hospital, New Delhi. He has keen interest in Dermatosurgery and has been looking after the dermatosurgery OT in the department since last 18 years. He is founding member and senior executive member of Nail Society of India and Geriatric aesthetic dermatology society of India.
• Vijay Kumar Garg
Dr. V. K. Garg, professor of Dermatology and Venereology has come a long way to occupy the current position of HOD in a prestigious department of Maulana Azad Medical College and associated LNJP Hospital. He has been the President of IADVL – Delhi State Branch and also organized as Organizing Secretary, the 33rd National Conference of IADVL along with 4th SARC Dermatology Conference, attended by more than 5000 delegates, in February 2005. He has been actively involved in various IADVL activities as a Central council Member for the last more than 6 years.Presently, he is professor & Head of Department of Dermatology, SANTOSH Medical college, Ghaziabad, UP.
• Sneha Ghunawat
Dr Sneha Ghunawat has completed her graduation and post-graduation from the prestigious Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi. She was awarded the Prof. V.N Sehgal award (Gold Medal) during her postgraduation due to her outstanding performance. She has also been awarded fellowship in lasers and aesthetics by the international society of dermatology under the guidance of Dr. Evangeline Handog in Phillipines. Her area of interests include clinical dermatology, lasers and aesthetics.
• Khushbu Mahajan
Khushbu Mahajan is currently serving as Consultant Dermatologist at Kubba Skin Clinic and Mahajan Skin Centre, Delhi. She has completed her MBBS and MD in Dermatology, venereology, Leprology from Maulana Azad Medical College & Lok Nayak Hospital, Delhi. Her Special interest and expertise are clinical dermatology especially Acne, pigmentation, Psoriasis, Lichen planus and other inflammatory dermatoses, dermatosurgery and lasers. She has a keen interest in Biologicals and finding a root cause for chronic ailments. Dr Mahajan is a recipient of P.M. Varghese award and Prof V. N. Sehgal Gold Medal (for excellence in Dermatology) by Maulana Azad Medical College. She has more than 25 publications and 3 books to her credit, and has contributed chapters in numerous books.