Chapter 29. Alternative Therapies for Vitiligo

  1. Seung-Kyung Hann MD1,
  2. James J. Nordlund MD2 and
  3. Aaron B. Lerner3
  1. Giovanni E. Orecchia

Published Online: 28 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470760116.ch29

Vitiligo: A Monograph on the Basic and Clinical Science

Vitiligo: A Monograph on the Basic and Clinical Science

How to Cite

Orecchia, G. E. (2000) Alternative Therapies for Vitiligo, in Vitiligo: A Monograph on the Basic and Clinical Science (eds S.-K. Hann, J. J. Nordlund and A. B. Lerner), Blackwell Science Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470760116.ch29

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Department of Dermatology, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea

  2. 2

    Department of Dermatology, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

  3. 3

    Professor, Department of Dermatology, Yale University College of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 JAN 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2000

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780632050710

Online ISBN: 9780470760116



  • heliotherap;
  • melagenina;
  • cuba;
  • human placental extracts;
  • contraindications


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Heliotherapy

  • UVB

  • Human placental extracts

  • Khellin (KUVA)

  • Topical and systemic phenylalanine

  • Contraindications

  • Topical and systemic tyrosine or L-DOPA

  • Cysteine

  • Other readily available photosensitizers

  • Vitamins and trace elements

  • Antioxidants

  • Melanocyte stimulating hormone

  • Anti-malarial drugs

  • Penicillamine

  • Tar

  • Lasers

  • Folk medicine

  • Minoxidil