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The Whole World Celebrates: Cuban Doctors Achieve Cure for Vitiligo

Vitiligo is a condition in which the pigment is lost from areas of the skin, causing whitish patches, often with no clear cause. This happens due to the destruction of melanocytes, the cells that are responsible for producing melanin, the pigment that gives color to our skin. The disease is also known as leucoderma, and it affects 1% of the world population. Until now vitiligo had no cure. The good news is that this disease now has a cure. Doctors in Cuba discovered a cure for this vicious illness and the main feature of this cure are the depigmentation of skin areas, especially in the face, limbs or genital area.

Cheri Lindsay, 25, and Phillip Lindsay, 52, who have this rare skin condition, shared their story in this article. Here is what they said:

Doctors from Cuba managed to find a cure and developed a full treatment for this disease. People who need this treatment have to consult the International Clinical Service and then they have to stay in Cuba for minimum 3 days. The medical stuff is available every day from Monday to Friday from 8.30 am to 4.00 pm. The price of this treatment is 120.00 CUC (Cuban Convertible Pesos). For the purpose of the treatment you need to take a biopsy result of the skin. This can also be performed in the center for a price of 150.00 CUC. Patients don’t have to stay at the hospital, because the treatment itself is ambulatory. Each treatment session is priced 40.00 CUC. There is no need to make a reservation for each session, because the patients are treated in order of arrival at Histotherapy Center located at Calle 18 No. 4302 corner to 43. Miramar, Playa, Havana, Cuba. After only a couple of sessions, the patient can return home and continue the treatment there with the prescribed amount of drugs. The prescription will depend directly on the degree of extension of the disease on the body surface. The medicine used for treating this disease is called Melagenina Plus and each bottle costs 36.00 CUC. You should know that this drug is not sold freely. To get to it, first you must undergo a prior medical examination and you must have a prescription by the Centre. The price of the treatment includes consultation and three treatment sessions.

Melagenina Plus

This medicine is in fact an alcoholic extract of human placenta, which has the ability to increase production of melanocytes and accelerates the process of melanin production in these cells.

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