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Autumn 2015, Vol. 23 No. 3

Hong Kong J. Dermatol. Venereol. (2015) 23, 113-117

Review Article

Treatment of vitiligo: medical treatment, phototherapy and surgical treatment


ECY Chu 朱灼欣


Vitiligo is a depigmentary disorder which causes significant psychological distress. Treatment of vitiligo aims to minimise disease progression and achieve cosmetically pleasing repigmentation. Topical corticosteroids are commonly used as the first-line therapy. Studies showed that topical calcineurin inhibitors and topical vitamin D3 analogues are also effective treatment options of vitiligo. Phototherapy should be reserved for patients who fail topical therapy. For the group of patients not responding to conservative treatment modalities, surgical treatment is the only option. Understanding all the available treatment options helps us to choose the appropriate treatment for our patients.


Keywords: Depigmentation, medical treatment, phototherapy, surgical treatment, vitiligo

關鍵詞: 色素脫失、藥物治療、光療、手術治療、白蝕