In Vivo Imaging of Pigmentary Disorders by Reflectance Confocal Microscopy
This is a pilot study to evaluate the findings of the Reflectance Confocal Microscopy when performed in cutaneous pigmentary disorders, such as vitiligo, melasma, post-inflammatory hyper-pigmentation and hypo-pigmentation. Confocal Microscopy is a recent diagnostic technique that has been used for observation of skin conditions that affect the superficial layers of the skin.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Official Title:||In Vivo Imaging of Pigmentary Disorders by Reflectance Confocal Microscopy|
- To describe characteristic features seen by confocal microscopy of several pigmentary disorders. [ Time Frame: study visit ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|Study Start Date:||August 2008|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||July 2010|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||July 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Subjects with vitiligo.
Subjects with melasma.
Subjects with post-inflammatory hyper-pigmentation.
Subjects with post-inflammatory hypo-pigmentation.
|United States, Massachusetts|
|Clinical Unit for Research Trials in Skin|
|Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02114|
|Principal Investigator:||Ernesto Gonzalez, MD||Massachusetts General Hospital|