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Josephine uses light therapy to treat a young patient with vitiligo, a disease that causes a loss of skin color.
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Patient inside the light box
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NGUYEN: The use of ultraviolet light to treat inflammatory skin conditions like vitiligo or chronic itch — it’s a very powerful tool because there’s no ingestion of medication, and you’re using a natural form of therapy to suppress the immune system. Obviously this is something that you use for a very limited time. You don’t want to use it for a long period of time because of the risk with skin cancer and photo-aging. I’m excited because I believe that this patient will respond well to the light therapy.

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Josephine Nguyen, M.D.
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01:23 PM
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Treating Vitiligo with Light Therapy
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