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Akrem J, Sourmaya GS, Hamdaou MH. (2009) Vitiligo treatment with vitamins, minerals and polyphenol supplementation. Indian Journal of Dermatology. 54(4):357-360.

Alhowaish AK, Dietrich N, Onder M, Fritz K. (2012) Effectiveness of a 308-nm excimer laser in treatment of vitiligo: a review. Lasers Med Sci. Aug 15 2012.

Blood Pressure and Hypothyroidism can go hand-in-hand.

Chanchal D, Swarnlata S. (2009) Herbal photoprotective formulations and their evaluation. The Open Natural Products Journal. 2:71-76.

Chen L, Hu Judy Y, Wang, Steven Q. (2012) The role of antioxidants in photoprotection: A critical review. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. (Article in Press) Published online March 9, 2012.  10.1016/j.jaad.2012.02.009.

Damian DL. (2010) Photoprotective effects of nicotinamide. Photochem Photobiol Sci . 9(4):578-85.

Dell’Anna ML, Mastrofrancesco A, Salaa R, Venturini M, Ottaviani M, Vidolin AP, Leone G, Calzavara PG, Westerhof W, Picardo M. (2007) Antioxidants and narrow band-UVB in the treatment of vitiligo: a double-blind placebo controlled trial. Cline Exp Dermatol. 32(6):631-6.

eHealthMe. Could prednisone cause photosensitivity reaction?

Elgoweini M, Nour El Din N. (2009) Response of vitiligo to narrowband ultraviolet B and oral antioxidants. J Clin Pharmacol. 49(7):852-5.

Esoterica Oils. Sun sensitivity (phototoxicity) and essential oils.

Farris Patricia K. (2005) Topical vitamin C: A useful agent for treating photoaging and other dermatologic conditions. Dermatologic Surgery. 31:814-818. Skin and photoprotection.

Glatz M, Hofbauer GF. (2012) Phototoxic and photoallergic cutaneous drug reactions. Chem. Immunol Allergy. 97:167-79. 

Gonzalez S, Gilaberte Y. (2011) Current trends in photoprotection – a new generation of oral photoprotectors. The Open Dermatology Journal. 5:6-14.

Gopal K, Rama Rao GR, Kumar YH, Appa Rao MV, Vasudev P, Srikant. Vitiligo: A part of a systemic autoimmune process. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol [serial online] 2007 [cited 2012 Sep 19] 73:162-5.

Hill Stephanie C (2010). Bergamot dangers. May 4, 2010.

Hong CK, Lee MH, Jeong KH, Cha CI, Yeo SG. Clinical analysis of hearing levels in vitiligo patients. Department of Otorhinolaryngology, College of Medicine, KyungHee University, #1 Hoegi-dong, dongdaemun-gu, Seoul 130-702, Korea

Institute for Safe Medication Practices. Drug-induced photosensitivity. April 2007. 

Juhlin L, Olsson MJ. (1997) Improvement of vitiligo after oral treatment with vitamin B12 and folic acid and the importance of sun exposure. Acta Derm Venereol. 77(6):460-2.   

Kaiser Permanente Press Release. Long-term use of blood pressure medications that promote sun sensitivity may increase risk of lip cancer in non-Hispanic whites. August 6, 2012.

Khan R, Satvam A, Gupta S, Sharma VK, Sharma A. (2009) Circuulatory levels of antioxidants and lipid peroxidation in Indian patients with generalized and localized vitiligo. Arch Dermatol Res. 301(10):731-7.

Krol ES, Kramer-Stickland KA, Lebler DC. (2000) Photoprotective actions of topically applied vitamin E. Drug Metab Rev. 32(3-4):413-20.

Kativar SK, Elmets CA. (2001) Green tea polyphenolic antioxidants and skin photoprotection. International Journal of Oncology. 18(6):1307-1313.

Kativar SK. (2003) Skin photoprotection by green tea: antioxidant and immunomodulatory effects. 3(3):234-42.
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Lindrooth M, (2010) Drug-induced photosensitivity – drugs and sun don’t mix. University of Colorado Hospital.

Linus Pauling Institute (Oregon State University). Vitamin E and skin health

Merck Manual for Health Care Professionals. Photosensitivity. Photosensitizing foods.

Nichols JA, Katiyar S. (2010) Skin photoprotection by natural polyphenols: Anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant and DNA repair mechanisms. Archives of Dermatology Res. 302(2):71.

Ogunjimi A. Why do people taking high blood pressure medication have to be careful in the sun? July 1, 2011.

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Reid Craig D. Chemical photosensitivity: Another reason to be careful in the sun.

Roelandts R. (2000) The Diagnosis of Photosensitivity. Archives of Dermatology. 136(9):1152-1157.

Sapam R, Agrawal S, Dhali TK. (2012) Systemic PUVA vs. narrowband UVB in the treatment of vitiligo: a randomized controlled study. Int J of Dermatology. 51(9):1107-15.

Sharma L, Bhawan R, Jain RK. Hypoacusis in vitiligo. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 2004.70:162-4

Stahl W, Sies H. (2012) Photoprotection by dietary carotenoids: concept, mechanisms, evidence and future development. Molecular Nutrition and Food Research. 56(2):287-295.

Tanning United. Photosensitive agents.

Terry Sarah. (2011) Diet for sun sensitivity. June 14, 2011.

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Vrijman C, Krron MW, Limpens J, Leefiang MM, Luiten RM, van der Veen JP, Wolkerstorfer A, Spuls PL. (2012) The prevalence of thyroid disease in vitiligo patients: a systematic review. British Journal of Dermatology. Doi: 10.1111/j. 1365-2133.2012.11198.x.

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