Leprosy: A Disease That Still Exists

April 26, 2017 at 8:31 AM 0 comments

Fiona Graham Communications Officer, Lepra, Colchester, UK Correspondence to FionaG@lepra.org.uk If you think leprosy is a disease of the past, think again. Leprosy is still rife in the developing world and the poorest of communities overseas and is most prevalent in areas in which many live below the poverty lineRead More

Khellin in Vitiligo Treatment

February 13, 2014 at 7:48 PM 0 comments

Dr Agustin Alomar Psoralens + UVA (PUVA) therapy is a well-known treatment for vitiligo, as well as Narrowband-UVB (NB-UVB), but other photochemotherapy regimens for vitiligo consists of khellin as a photosensitiser, a furanochromone extracted of the plant Amni visnaga (5,8 dimetoxi.2 methyl-4,5 furo-6,7 chromone), and UVA irradiation (KUVA). The main advantage isRead More