Vitiligo in Children: What’s New in Treatment?


  • Serena Gianfaldoni University G. Marconi of Rome - Dermatology and Venereology, University G. Marconi of Rome, Rome
  • Georgi Tchernev Medical Institute of Ministry of Interior Department of General, Vascular and Abdominal Surgery, Sofia; Onkoderma - Policlinic for Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery, Sofia
  • Uwe Wollina Städtisches Klinikum Dresden, Department of Dermatology and Allergology, 01067 Dresden
  • Jacopo Lotti University G. Marconi of Rome - Dept. of Nuclear, Subnuclear and Radiation Physics, Rome
  • Miriam Rovesti Department of Dermatology, University of Parma, Parma
  • Francesca Satolli Department of Dermatology, University of Parma, Parma
  • Katlein França University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, Florida, United States and Centro Studi per la Ricerca Multidisciplinare e Rigenerativa, Università Degli Studi "G. Marconi”, Rome
  • Torello Lotti University G. Marconi of Rome, Dermatology and Venereology, Rome



Childhood vitiligo, Innovative treatments, Excimer laser, Micro-focused phototherapy, UVA-1 laser, selective sunlight therapy, Immunomodulatory agent, Antioxidants, Low dose medicine, Dead Sea Climatotherapy


Vitiligo is an acquired chronic hypopigmentary disorder, which usually stars in childhood. The Authors discuss a short review of the more innovative therapies for childhood vitiligo.


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Gianfaldoni S, Tchernev G, Wollina U, Lotti J, Rovesti M, Satolli F, França K, Lotti T. Vitiligo in Children: What’s New in Treatment?. Open Access Maced J Med Sci [Internet]. 2018 Jan. 21 [cited 2024 Jul. 23];6(1):221-5. Available from:

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