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Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
Print version ISSN 0365-0596On-line version ISSN 1806-4841
TAMLER, Carla; DUQUE-ESTRADA, Bruna; OLIVEIRA, Patrícia Azevedo and AVELLEIRA, João Carlos R. Tacrolimus 0,1% ointment in the treatment of vitiligo: a series of cases. An. Bras. Dermatol. [online]. 2011, vol.86, n.1, pp.169-172. ISSN 0365-0596. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0365-05962011000100034.
Vitiligo is a dermatosis of difficult treatment and significant psychosocial impact. The objective of this study was to evaluate the response to tacrolimus 0,1% ointment for vitiligo treatment. Ten patients took part in the present study: six patients with lesions on the cephalic and cervical regions had more than 75% of repigmentation. As for extremities and trunk results varied from good to excellent in 27% of the cases. The association with other therapeutic options could possibly increase the efficacy of the treatment.
Keywords : Tacrolimus; Treatment outcome; Vitiligo.