Homeopathy
DOI: 10.1055/s-0041-1733975
Clinical Case Report

A Co-morbid Condition of Warts and Vitiligo Treated with Individualized Homeopathy: An Evidence-Based Case Report

1  Regional Research Institute for Homoeopathy, Puri, Odisha, under Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy, Ministry of AYUSH, Govt. of India, New Delhi, India
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Preeti Bhandari
1  Regional Research Institute for Homoeopathy, Puri, Odisha, under Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy, Ministry of AYUSH, Govt. of India, New Delhi, India
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Abstract

Background Whilst warts and vitiligo are both common skin diseases, their co-morbidity is rare. Here we present a clinical case of warts with vitiligo to illustrate the utility of individualized homeopathic treatment.

Method The homeopathic medicine Sepia officinalis was prescribed, based on individualization. During follow-up, changes were documented by photographs. The non-invasive methods ORIDL (Outcome Related to Impact on Daily Living), VASI (Vitiligo Area and Scoring Index), and VETF (Vitiligo European Task Force) were used to assess treatment progress. Possible causal attribution of outcome with treatment was evaluated using the Modified Naranjo Criteria for Homeopathy (MONARCH).

Result There was a marked improvement of vitiligo, along with the disappearance of warts, as evidenced photographically. VASI and VETF scores were significantly reduced. Main complaints, as well as overall well-being, improved on the ORIDL scale (+3). The MONARCH score (+9) suggested that the clinical improvement was attributable to the homeopathic intervention.

Conclusion The study suggests a significant role for individualized homeopathic treatment in the co-morbidity of warts and vitiligo.



Publication History

Received: 24 December 2020

Accepted: 23 June 2021

Publication Date:
24 November 2021 (online)

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