Vitiligo Extent Tensity Index (VETI) score: a new definition, assessment and treatment evaluation criteria in vitiligo
Citation: Feily A. Vitiligo Extent Tensity Index (VETI) score: a new definition, assessment and treatment evaluation criteria in vitiligo. Dermatol Pract Concept. 2014;4(4):18. http://dx.doi.org/10.5826/dpc.0404a18
Received: July 22, 2014; Accepted: August 23, 2014; Published: October 31, 2014
Copyright: ©2014 Feily. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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All authors have contributed significantly to this publication.
Corresponding author: Amir Feily, M.D., Department of Dermatology, Honari Clinic, Motahari Street, Jahrom, Iran. Tel. +00989177204638. Email: email@example.com
Although skin is the largest organ of the body, there are no standardized reproducible methods for assessing severity of many skin diseases. Due to lack of consensus, methods of assessment and inexistence of precise scoring system, there is no application for vitiligo estimation in real practice. In this paper the author describes VETI score as a new treatment evaluation criteria and severity assessment method for vitiligo. This new tool, as does the PASI score in psoriasis, may be able to produce a constant and reproducible number and to help clinical research on vitiligo patients. Additionally, it has a potential to be a source of any computed application for researchers working on vitiligo patients.