Vitiligo Extent Tensity index (VETI) score: A new definition, assessment and treatment evaluation criteria in vitiligo
Although skin is the largest organ of the body but unlike other organs there is no standardized reproducible method for assessing skin function or severity of skin disease. Vitiligo is one of aforementioned diseases. The Psoriasis Area Severity Index (PASI) is currently the gold standard score for the assessment of severity of extensive psoriasis. There is free online application helps physicians and patients in the computation of the PASI but so far may because lack of consensus method of assessment and inexistence of precise scoring system to extent of PASI score, there is no application for vitiligo estimation. In this paper author described VETI score as a new treatment evaluation criteria and assessment method for vitiligo which like PASI score in psoriasis and unlike other vitiligo scores produce a constant and reproducible number and greatly help clinical research on vitiligo patients. Additionally we think that it has a potential to be a source of any computed application for researchers who work on vitiligo patients. I hope advantages of this tool to be confirmed by future observations.