New Vitiligo Treatment
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 759 , Segment 2
Episode: US Welfare Programs, Vitiligo Treatment, America's Failing Infrastructure
- Mar 2, 2018
- 13:08 mins
Guest: Brett King, PhD, MD, Associate Professor of Dermatology, Yale University Pop star Michael Jackson was a source of fascination throughout the ‘80s for his eye-popping dance moves, but also because his skin transformed from black to white over that decade. He was accused of bleaching his skin and wanting to be white. In fact, his autopsy confirmed that he suffered from vitiligo, an auto-immune disease that destroys the pigments in skin, leaving random pale patches that spread over time. There are treatments for the disease, but not everyone responds to them, so when Yale dermatologist Brett King was presented with two really stubborn cases, he decided to try out a new course of treatment which could change the way vitiligo is treated in the future.