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Vitiligo betrifft 1 von 200 Menschen in Nordeuropa. Die Krankheit erzeugt großen Leidensdruck bei Betroffenen. Die Patienten leiden unter massiver H2O2- und Peroxinitrit-induzierter Redoximbalance mit nachgewiesener DNS-Schädigung in der Haut und im Blut, die in der Folge viele verschiedene körpereigene Signale betrifft. Der Nachweis von konstant hochreguliertem funktionierendem p53 wird als Reparaturmöglichkeit vorgestellt. Es wird versucht, mögliche Autoimmunreaktionen im Zusammenhang mit diesem Geschehen und genetischer Prädisposition/Spontanmutation zu erklären. Weiterhin werden verschiedene Therapieansätze inklusive Reduktion des oxidativen Stresses mit Pseudokatalase PC-KUS und kombinierte Klimatherapie sowie Verhaltensempfehlungen für den Patienten unter besonderer Berücksichtigung der neuen Erkenntnisse diskutiert.


Vitiligo occurs in Northern Europe in one of 200 people. The disease can cause significant psychological stress for the affected individual. These patients generate and accumulate massive amounts of H2O2- and peroxynitrite in the epidermal compartment. Consequently many proteins are oxidized or nitrated, leading in turn to partial or complete loss of functionality. Moreover, presence of DNA damage in the skin as well as in plasma has been shown, while apoptosis is not enhanced. Induction of DNA repair is associated with up-regulated functioning p53 protein. Considering possible genetic predisposition and /or spontaneous mutations, autoimmune reactions in the disease are put forward in the context of oxidative stress. In addition a review of recent and novel treatment modalities including the role of oxidative stress reduction and combined climatotherapy at the Dead Sea in a group are discussed.

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Der korrespondierende Autor weist auf folgende Beziehung hin: Die Pseudokatalase-Therapie wird bisher nur im Institut für Pigmentationsstörungen e.V. in Assoziation mit der Ernst Moritz Arndt Universität Greifswald und der University of Bradford/UK durchgeführt.

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Schallreuter, K., Salem, M. Vitiligo. Hautarzt 61, 578–585 (2010).

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  • Vitiligo
  • Oxidativer Stress
  • DNA-Schaden
  • p53
  • Repigmentierung


  • Vitiligo
  • Oxidative stress
  • DNA damage
  • p53
  • Repigmentation