This trial will evaluate the safety, tolerability and preliminary efficacy of ATI-50002 Topical applied twice daily in 24 adult subjects with non-segmental vitiligo of the face. This 24-week trial will be conducted at 3 investigational centers within
“This trial is the first step in evaluating the potential clinical benefit of ATI-50002 Solution in treating patients with non-segmental vitiligo of the face,” said Dr.
Vitiligo is an autoimmune disease in which the pigment producing skin cells (melanocytes) are progressively lost from the skin. As a result, pigment (melanin) is absent and areas of skin appear to be lighter on various parts of the body. The cause of vitiligo is unknown; however, an autoimmune-mediated destruction of the pigment cells is currently the most favored theory. Impacting one to two percent of the global population, vitiligo is considered the most frequently occurring depigmenting disorder. Irrespective of sex, race or age, the condition is more prominently found in darker skinned individuals. Its sufferers may experience reduced quality of life and psychological distress. None of the currently available treatment options are perceived to manage vitiligo adequately. There are currently no
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