BACKGROUND: Vitiligo, also known as leukoderma, is an autoimmune skin condition that results in the loss of melanin pigment. Vitiligo is not a rare condition but is difficult to treat and is associated with psychological distress.
CASE REPORT: A series of 14 cases of vitiligo are presented that were treated with individualized homoeopathic remedies that were based on plant, animal, or mineral compounds. There were 13 women and one man in the case series, with a mean age 29.8 years, and a mean follow-up from the treatment of 58 months. The mean time between the onset of the appearance of vitiligo and the first consultation at our clinic was 96 months. Homoeopathic treatment for patients is holistic and was performed on an individualized basis as described in this case series. Photographic images of the skin are presented before and after treatment.
CONCLUSIONS: In 14 patients with vitiligo treated with individualized homoeopathy, the best results were achieved in the patients who were treated in the early stages of the disease. We believe that homoeopathy may be effective in the early stages of vitiligo, but large controlled clinical studies are needed in this area.