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Vitiligo can have a deep psychological impact on the sufferers and lead them on a rapidly declining downward spiral because of the way they perceive themselves. Has vitiligo also got the better of you? Have you tried all the prescribed treatments with no avail? Are you disheartened of the fact that your spots just won’t […]
Vitiligo, also known as Leucoderma is a condition that puts the sufferer through a lot of social and emotional stress. It is characterized by odd looking white patches that may develop and remain localized to a specific part of the body or rapidly spread covering larger areas. Vitiligo can develop at any age and afflicts […]
Your skin cells have pigment molecules called melanocytes that impart colour to your skin. Vitiligo is a pigmentation disorder, in which these melanocytes are destroyed leading to white coloured spots, streaks or patches appearing on different parts of the body. The areas mostly include the face, fingers, hands, wrists, body folds, and sites of injury. Mucous membranes […]
Vitiligo is a skin condition in which white patches appear on different parts of the body. This occurs because the Melanocyte cells that are responsible for skin coloration are destroyed. White patches may start appearing sporadically and increase in size as Melanocyte destruction spreads. Patches usually appear on hands and feet. These physical manifestations of […]
We all have seen many people with white de-pigmented patches on their skin. We always wonder what could be the cause but have not asked for fear of causing embarrassment to the person affected. These white patches are called Vitiligo. It is due to a disorder of the skin pigment.
Vitiligo or Leucoderma is an acquired pigmentation disorder of the skin and mucous membranes. It is characterized by circumscribed white patches of varying shapes and sizes on the skin. Vitiligo is a progressive disorder in which some or all of the melanocytes in the affected are destroyed.