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Vitiligo Extent Tensity Index (VETI) score: a new definition, assessment and treatment evaluation criteria in vitiligo.

Feily A - Dermatol Pract Concept (2014)

Bottom Line: Although skin is the largest organ of the body, there are no standardized reproducible methods for assessing severity of many skin diseases.This new tool, as does the PASI score in psoriasis, may be able to produce a constant and reproducible number and to help clinical research on vitiligo patients.Additionally it has a potential to be a source of any computed application for researchers working on vitiligo patients.

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Affiliation: Department of Dermatology, Jahrom University of Medical Sciences, Jahrom, Iran.

ABSTRACT
Although skin is the largest organ of the body, there are no standardized reproducible methods for assessing severity of many skin diseases. Due to lack of consensus, methods of assessment and inexistence of precise scoring system, there is no application for vitiligo estimation in real practice. In this paper the author describes VETI score as a new treatment evaluation criteria and severity assessment method for vitiligo. This new tool, as does the PASI score in psoriasis, may be able to produce a constant and reproducible number and to help clinical research on vitiligo patients. Additionally it has a potential to be a source of any computed application for researchers working on vitiligo patients.

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Mentions: The VETI score is a new system that proposes to measure the extent of vitiligo by a numerical score and combines analysis of extensity and severity of vitiligo and produce a constant and reproducible number like PASI. The percentage of extension involvement (p) evaluates using the rule of nines (Figure 1) already used in burn assessment [11]. Five sites affected, head (h), upper limbs (u), trunk (t) and lower limbs (l) and genitalia (g) are separately scored by using five stages of disease tensity (T):


Vitiligo Extent Tensity Index (VETI) score: a new definition, assessment and treatment evaluation criteria in vitiligo.

Feily A - Dermatol Pract Concept (2014)

Rule of nines in burn assessment. (Copyright: ©2014 Feily.)
© Copyright Policy
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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f1-dp0404a18: Rule of nines in burn assessment. (Copyright: ©2014 Feily.)
Mentions: The VETI score is a new system that proposes to measure the extent of vitiligo by a numerical score and combines analysis of extensity and severity of vitiligo and produce a constant and reproducible number like PASI. The percentage of extension involvement (p) evaluates using the rule of nines (Figure 1) already used in burn assessment [11]. Five sites affected, head (h), upper limbs (u), trunk (t) and lower limbs (l) and genitalia (g) are separately scored by using five stages of disease tensity (T):

Bottom Line: Although skin is the largest organ of the body, there are no standardized reproducible methods for assessing severity of many skin diseases.This new tool, as does the PASI score in psoriasis, may be able to produce a constant and reproducible number and to help clinical research on vitiligo patients.Additionally it has a potential to be a source of any computed application for researchers working on vitiligo patients.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Dermatology, Jahrom University of Medical Sciences, Jahrom, Iran.

ABSTRACT
Although skin is the largest organ of the body, there are no standardized reproducible methods for assessing severity of many skin diseases. Due to lack of consensus, methods of assessment and inexistence of precise scoring system, there is no application for vitiligo estimation in real practice. In this paper the author describes VETI score as a new treatment evaluation criteria and severity assessment method for vitiligo. This new tool, as does the PASI score in psoriasis, may be able to produce a constant and reproducible number and to help clinical research on vitiligo patients. Additionally it has a potential to be a source of any computed application for researchers working on vitiligo patients.

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