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Year : 2005  |  Volume : 71  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 393-397

A study of autologous melanocyte transfer in treatment of stable vitiligo

Vishvabhavan Pandya, Kirti S Parmar, Bela J Shah, FE Bilimoria 
 Department of Dermatology, Civil Hospital and BJ Medical College, Ahmedabad, India

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S/o S K Pandya, #337, Laxmipura ward, Near Kadam ka kua, Post & Distt Sagar-470002, Madhya Pradesh
India

Background: Replenishing melanocytes selectively in vitiliginous macules by autologous melanocytes is a promising treatment. With expertise in culturing melanocytes, it has now become possible to treat larger recipient areas with smaller skin samples. Aim: To study the extent of repigmentation after autologous melanocyte transplantation in patients with stable vitiligo. Methods: The melanocytes were harvested as an autologous melanocyte rich cell suspension from a donor split thickness graft. Melanocyte culture was performed in selected cases where the melanocyte cell count was insufficient to meet the requirement of the recipient area. These cells were then transplanted to the recipient area that had been superficially dermabraded. Results: An excellent response was seen in 52.17% cases with the autologous melanocyte rich cell suspension (AMRCS) technique and in 50% with the melanocyte culture (MC) technique. Conclusion: Autologous melanocyte transplantation can be an effective form of surgical treatment in stable but recalcitrant lesions of vitiligo.


How to cite this article:
Pandya V, Parmar KS, Shah BJ, Bilimoria F E. A study of autologous melanocyte transfer in treatment of stable vitiligo.Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 2005;71:393-397


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Pandya V, Parmar KS, Shah BJ, Bilimoria F E. A study of autologous melanocyte transfer in treatment of stable vitiligo. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol [serial online] 2005 [cited 2021 Jan 22 ];71:393-397
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