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Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Jahrom University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Scientific Tracks Abstracts: J Clin Exp Dermatol Res
Although skin is the largest organ of the body but unlike other organs there is no standardized reproducible method for assessing skin function or severity of skin disease. Vitiligo is one of aforementioned diseases. The Psoriasis Area Severity Index (PASI) is currently the gold standard score for the assessment of severity of extensive psoriasis. There is free online application helps physicians and patients in the computation of the PASI but so far may because lack of consensus method of assessment and inexistence of precise scoring system to extent of PASI score, there is no application for vitiligo estimation. In this paper author described VETI score as a new treatment evaluation criteria and assessment method for vitiligo which like PASI score in psoriasis and unlike other vitiligo scores produce a constant and reproducible number and greatly help clinical research on vitiligo patients. Additionally we think that it has a potential to be a source of any computed application for researchers who work on vitiligo patients. I hope advantages of this tool to be confirmed by future observations.
Amir Feily is a Dermatologist and Researcher in Skin and Stem Cell Research Center of Tehran University of Medical Sciences and Department of Dermatology of Jahrom University of Medical Sciences, Iran. He is the Member of Editorial Board of Journal of Dermatology Case Report, Journal of Pigmentary disorder, Aperito Journal of Dermatology, Journal of Drug Metabolism and Toxicology, International Journal of Dermatology Research and Therapy and Associated Editor of Asian Journal of Dermatology. He is also the Reviewer of many dermatologic journals such as British Journal of Dermatology (BJD), International Journal of Dermatology (IJD), Clinical Experimental Dermatology (CED), Journal of European Academy of Dermatology (JEADV) and etc. He has more than 74 high quality papers in dermatology and pharmacology.