Open Access Medical Books


Edited by Kelly KyungHwa Park and Jenny Eileen Murase .
174 pages .

Vitiligo is a common yet frequently misunderstood disease. Despite the historical 
and cultural significance of vitiligo, as well as its impact on the lives of those 
affected, the pathogenesis, clinical presentation, and management of vitiligo remains 
elusive. The expertise and knowledge of an international group of experts and 
clinicians well-versed in vitiligo have been gathered to provide the reader with a 
practical guide to vitiligo.
We hope that the reader can gain insight into vitiligo as a disease and its management, 
as well as demonstrate the ability to apply the fundamental concepts covered in this 
book. Our wish is that this book will be a concise yet comprehensive tool for the 
dissemination of the newest developments and therapeutic advances in vitiligo.
I am grateful for the unwavering support of my co-editor and mentor, Jenny Murase, 
M.D., as well as my mentors, John Koo, M.D., and Rebecca Tung, M.D.
As always, I am thankful to my parents, Youn Wook Park, M.D., and Kay KongBum 
Shin-Park, Ph.D., my sister Sonja Park, M.A., and Edgar, for their endless 
I also wish to acknowledge the nurses and staff at the University of California San 
Francisco, Psoriasis and Skin Treatment Center, who make every day pleasant for 
physicians and patients alike.

Kelly KyungHwa Park, MD
Department of Dermatology
University of California San Francisco
San Francisco, California

To my Katsuyuki, Emi, Lilia, and Kento for reminding me of the richness of life and 
the joy of laughter, and to my parents for teaching me how to give to others: for 
nothing is more important than family!

Jenny Eileen Murase, MD
Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group
Department of Dermatology
Mountain View, California


Chapter with Expert Opinion 1
Kelly KyungHwa Park and Seung-Kyung Hann

Chapter 1 Genetic Epidemiology and Heritability of Vitiligo 17
Abdullateef A. Alzolibani, Ahmad Al Robaee and Khaled Zedan

Chapter 2 The Pathogenesis of Vitiligo 31
Marlene Dytoc and Neel Malhotra

Chapter 3 The Psychosocial Aspects of Vitiligo: A Focus on 
Stress Involvement in Children with Vitiligo 57
Liana Manolache

Chapter 4 Ultraviolet B (UVB) Phototherapy 
in the Treatment of Vitiligo 69
Kelly KyungHwa Park and Jenny Eileen Murase

Chapter 5 A Comparison of NB-UVB and PUVA
in the Treatment of Vitiligo 95
Jiun-Yit Pan and Robert P.E. Sarkany

Chapter 6 Systemic Corticosteroids in Vitiligo 107
Binod K. Khaitan and Sushruta Kathuria

Chapter 7 Segmental Vitiligo 117
Ji-Hye Park and Dong-Youn Lee

Chapter 8 Vitamin D and Vitiligo 127
Sang Ho Oh and Miri Kim

Chapter 9 Topical Calcineurin Inhibitors 
in the Treatment of Vitiligo 135
Cristina Caridi, Andrew Sohn and Rita V. Patel

Chapter 10 Complementary and Alternative Medicine for Vitiligo 143
Jimi Yoon, Young-Woo Sun and Tae-Heung Kim .

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