The paper reports the results of a trial to assess the therapeutical use of cystine followed by sun exposure in 31 patients suffering from vitiligo of different durations. An improvement was obtained in some cases but it was not statistically significant (P=0.115) when compared to repigmentation which occurred in a control group of 28 patients treated with sun therapy alone. Even the best results, obtained in young patients and in macules on the face and upper limbs, were not cosmetically satisfactory. Possible mechanisms of action are discussed and the results are considered in relationship to the different parameters of the disease.
|Translated title of the contribution||Cystine in the treatment of vitiligo|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia|
|Publication status||Published - 1989|
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