The Evaluation of Vitiligous Lesions Repigmentation After the Administration of Atorvastatin Calcium Salt and Simvastatin-acid Sodium Salt in Patients With Active Vitiligo

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    Nicolaus Copernicus University
Updated on 25 January 2021


The aim of this study is to evaluate the influence of simvastatin and atorvastatin on vitiligous lesions in patients with non-segmental vitiligo.


According to available data, statins act through several immunological pathways, potentially reversing undesirable phenomena underlying autoimmune vitiligo pathogenesis. A study has been designed as a single-center, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled pilot study with the enrollment of at least 20 active non-segmental vitiligo patients presenting with vitiligous lesions on both upper and lower limbs. Clinical effects of ointments containing 1% simvastatin-acid sodium salt or 1% atorvastatin calcium salt applied on a preselected limb will be assessed in comparison with vehicle ointment applied on the opposite limb. All study participants will undergo clinical evaluation using Body Surface Area (BSA) and Vitiligo Area Scoring Index (VASI) scales at baseline, week 4, week 8 and week 12 time points. Precise assessment of skin lesions will be performed using photographic documentation obtained during each study visit and processed with NIS-Elements software.

Condition Non-segmental Vitiligo, Non-segmental Vitiligo
Treatment 1% simvastatin-acid sodium salt ointment, 1% atorvastatin calcium salt ointment
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT03247400
SponsorNicolaus Copernicus University
Last Modified on25 January 2021

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