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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 4-8

Follicular cell suspension: A new surgical modality for the treatment of vitiligo


Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India

Correspondence Address:
Sunil Dogra
Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Sector 12, Chandigarh - 160 012
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2349-5847.159386

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Follicular cell suspension is a recently described technique of cellular suspension for treatment of stable vitiligo. Its uniqueness lies in the fact that hair-follicle melanocytes from the outer root sheath are utilized as a source of melanocytes unlike traditional methods, which use epidermal melanocytes. Few distinctive properties of these hair-follicle melanocytes make them an attractive source of donor cells over epidermal melanocytes. In this article, we briefly discuss the theoretical basis, procedure and advantages of this novel technique.


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