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March 1971

VITILIGO AND METHOXSALEN

Author Affiliations

Goa Medical College Panaji Goa, India

Arch Dermatol. 1971;103(3):343-344. doi:10.1001/archderm.1971.04000150113028
Abstract

To the Editor.—  I have read the communication "Treatment of Vitiligo With Topical Methoxsalen and Blacklite" by Fulton et al in the Archives (100:224, 1969) with great interest. However, it is not very clear whether or not the authors selected only cases of those patients with vitiligo who had one or a few patches only. Certainly then, a question occurs to the reader about those patients who have extensive involvement of the body. Their study does not provide a solution for the latter group.We have tried a combination of local as well as systemic treatment with methoxsalen (Macsoralen [India]; Meloxine, comparable US product) lotion and tablets, with much more gratifying results and practically no untoward effects.1 In all, treatment was administered to 40 patients with vitiligo, of whom 34 continued to carry on the treatment faithfully. The methoxsalen capsules were administered at six o'clock in the morning after

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