Here’s a challenge to all of you dermatologists out there to consider studying the effects of UVB Narrowband, not only for treating Vitiligo but also the effect of UVB Narrowband on Vitamin D levels. An Irish research team did this and found that that the average patient undergoing UVB light therapy more than doubled their blood levels of vitamin D by the end of the treatment period, which most completed in about 50 days. All of them reached vitamin D sufficient levels, the researchers report in the Archives of Dermatology.
The original article can be found at http://archderm.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/short/146/8/836
Perhaps similar studies could be done on people with Vitiligo and the results could help those people who are Vitamin D deficient.
I realize that this is off topic but comments and ideas are welcomed.