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Subjective and objective evaluation of noncultured epidermal cellular grafting for repigmenting vitiligo.

* van Geel N,* Ongenae K,* Vander Haeghen Y,* Vervaet C, * Naeyaert JM.
Department of Dermatology, Ghent University Hospital, Ghent, Belgium.

BACKGROUND: Noncultured epidermal cell transplantation in vitiligo permits the coverage of relatively large areas without culturing cells.

OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effectiveness of noncultured epidermal cell transplantation in treating stabilized vitiligo using objective and subjective evaluation methods. METHODS: Noncultured autologous melanocytes and keratinocytes were grafted in a hyaluronic-acid-enriched suspension on superficially laser-abraded vitiligo lesions in 40 patients with refractory stable vitiligo (30 with generalized and 10 with localized vitiligo). The repigmentation was evaluated 3-12 months after grafting using a digital image analysis system. Furthermore the treatment was evaluated from the patients' point of view with the DLQI (Dermatology Life Quality Index) and a 'global assessment'. RESULTS: The mean percentage of repigmentation, evaluated at the last follow-up visit, was 72% (median 84%), and a repigmentation of >or=70% was observed in 62% of patients. The best results were achieved in the neck and the presternal region. A subjective evaluation was performed in half of the subjects. The mean DLQI score at inclusion (6.95, SD = 6.68, n = 20) was significantly decreased after treatment (p = 0.013, mean 3.85, SD = 4.13, n = 20). The patients were satisfied with the achieved result, found it worthwhile to undergo the treatment and would choose it again. CONCLUSION: According to both subjective and objective evaluation methods, noncultured epidermal cell transplantation is promising in patients with stable vitiligo.

PMID: 16778422 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

Escrito por Antonio Rondon Lugo el 22 de enero de 2007 con 0 comentarios.
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