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Vitiligo Publications

Dr. Nordlund’s Excellent Textbook on Vitiligo

By Dr. James J. Nordlund
Dr.James J. Nordlund is one of the world’s experts on vitiligo and a frequent contributor to the NVF website and newsletters. He and Dr. Seung-Kyung Hann have edited this comprehensive text with contributions by twenty-seven authors. Published in 2000. Visit Blackwell-Science for information on ordering or buy on:

Dr. Montes’ Book on Vitiligo and Nutrition

By Dr. Leopoldo F. Montes
Dr. Leopoldo F. Montes, a longtime friend of the NVF states, “this is not a book to be read quickly by patients expecting to get a lot of their pigment back immediately. If the treatment of vitiligo worked like that, dermatologist would seem like wizards. This should be regarded more like a reference book to which physicians and patients can reach for information and support. It shows that often it is possible to detect and correct a nutritional problem, and thus find ways to help regain the skin color and halt the spread of vitiligo”. While placing emphasis on the use of nutritional substances and vitamins, he seeks to help others alleviate their suffering as he is doing with his patients.

Dr. Leopoldo F. Montes new and updated color version of his book “Vitiligo-Nutritional Therapy” has just been released. If you wish to order the book, please send a money order or bank cashier’s check addressed to Jan Petrik for $100 if the book is to be mailed within the U.S. or $110 to foreign countries to the following address:

Dr. Jan Petrik
1442 Mendelssohn Drive
Westlake, Ohio 44145
Ph: 440-835-2025

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Ryan’s Vitiligo

By: Cynthia May

“The book is meant to be comforting to a child with vitiligo and instructive to a thoughtless child without.” – Donald G. McNeil Jr. NYTimes

Read the NYT Review Here (PDF 181k)

For more information about the book and how it might help your child at school, please email me here.

Turning White: A Memoir of Change –New title!–

by Lee Thomas

In his thought-provoking memoir, Turning White, Emmy Award-winning TV broadcaster Lee Thomas shares the physical and mental battle he is waging with vitiligo – a skin disorder that is literally turning him white.

At age 25, Thomas had a dream job in a dream city – a feature/entertainment reporter for the ABC network’s flagship TV station in New York. Then he discovered a few white spots on his scalp, the small beginning of a disease that has spread to half his face – a fact he covers with makeup when on camera.

As someone in the public eye, vitiligo has transformed not only Thomas’ color, but his life. “Even people who have known me for years avoid eye contact when they see my face without makeup for the first time,” he writes.

In Turning White, Thomas shares his journey to help people understand vitiligo, and to help others cope with the psychological war that comes from this life-changing disease.

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Skin Deep: A Mind/Body Approach to Healthy Skin

by Ted A. Grossbart, Ph.D. and Carl Sherman, Ph.D.

Dermatology has made remarkable strides in recent decades, with the advent of high-tech aids such as lasers and cryosurgery and new wonder drugs such as steroids and vitamin A derivatives; thus, many skin sufferers have been cured by their physicians.

Yet many have not. If you have brought your persistent eczema, your stubborn warts, your psoriasis or otherdistressing skin ailment, to specialists and superspecialists, and if all the creams, lotions, and medications have failed to help, you must wonder if there is something else – and ardently hope there is. This is exactly what Drs. Grossbart and Sherman address in “Skin Deep.”

Recognize stress in your life, learn to reduce and control it, understand how it can exacerbate vitiligo and other skin conditions.

Dr. Grossbart’s work is applauded by Vitiligo Support International and he was keynote speaker at the Vitiligo Support Mini Regional Conference in Chicago, April 1, 2006

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Beautiful Again

by Jan Willis

In this ground-breaking book, the author demonstrates not only camouflage techniques for hiding scars, birth marks, vitiligo, varicose veins and other dermatologic problems, but she has also developed practical solutions to problems faced by those who have experienced image changes caused by medication, illness, treatment or birth defects.Excellent chapter on camouflage make-up techniques.

Table of Contents
Our Reflective Image – Does it Matter?
Steroids – How to Handle Image Side Effects?
Cancer – Maintaining a Positive Appearance
People Who Use Wheelchairs
Camouflage Makeup
Accommodating Weight Changes
Color – Feeling Sick but Looking Well
Skin Care – an Uncomplicated Routine
Makeup – the Healthy Look
Accessories – That Extra Touch
Cosmetic Surgery – One More Option

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Vitiligo – A Medical Dictionary, Bibliography

by ICON Health Publications

This is a 3-in-1 reference book. It gives a complete medical dictionary covering hundreds of terms and expressions relating to vitiligo. It also gives extensive lists of bibliographic citations. Finally, it provides information to users on how to update their knowledge using various Internet resources. The book is designed for physicians, medical students preparing for Board examinations, medical researchers, and patients who want to become familiar with research dedicated to vitiligo.

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Vitiligo Problems and Solutions

edited by Torello Lotti and Jana Hercogová

Especially attentive to emotional and psychological factors affecting optimal patient management, Vitiligo: Problems and Solutions:

  • details historical, epidemiological, and hereditary data on the disorder
  • weighs evidence supporting sundry hypotheses of vitiligo pathogenesis
  • inspects histopathological and ultrastructural features of vitiligo
  • explores endocrine, hematological, neurological, and additional clinical associations
  • depicts clinical variants of vitiligo and relates strategies for differential diagnosis
  • evaluates psoralen photochemotherapy (PUVA), UV, and photosensitizing substance treatments
  • analyzes the therapeutic effectiveness of corticosteroids
  • reports on surgical options and the use of tissue-engineered skin for lesion coverage
  • discusses the role of vitamins and antioxidants in treating vitiligo
  • assesses outcomes with UVB narrow-band microphototherapy and other UVB-based treatments
  • relates therapeutic strategies geared specifically for children with vitiligo

Scaling new heights in the literature on vitiligo, Vitiligo: Problems and Solutions comprehensively informs medical practitioners, researchers, and students of all aspects and approaches to this common skin disorder-offering key updates on basic and clinical research as well as invaluable professional guidelines from authors affiliated with the most esteemed dermatological institutes worldwide.

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“Damned White Spots”

by Professor Karin Uta Schallreuter

The book is unique and gives a real insight into the feelings of other people, who have vitiligo, because it is a collection of original comments and drawings on their feelings about vitiligo.

The price is GBP 10.00 plus postage.

Order the book by Fax: +44 (0) 1274-236489 or e-mail vitiligo@bradford.ac.uk.

The proceeds from this book will go towards vitiligo research!!!

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