Review of current clinical studies of vitiligo treatments.
There is a limited number of options in vitiligo treatment, with the disease frequently refractory to all existing treatment modalities. This warrants development of novel and improving existing vitiligo treatments as well as finding predicting factors to improve treatment outcome through appropriate selection and the most efficient application of a treatment. These issues are addressed in clinical studies aiming to evaluate safety and efficiency of novel treatments, improvements and modifications introduced to existing treatments, and to define predictors of treatment efficiency and their limitations. Here, results of recent (since year 2009) clinical studies in vitiligo field are overviewed, with the emphasis on their contribution to improved vitiligo management. © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.