Vitiligo

Vitiligo is a Chronic (Long Term )
Condition that causes pale,
white patches to develop
on the skin.

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The Centre for Advanced Vitiligo Treatment and Collaborative Pigment Cell Research” is rightly named as MelanoSite. Melanocytes are a class of hormones which give colour to the skin. It is the main cause of vitiligo.

Understand your Skin

Just as the eyes are the window to your soul, so as the skin is the mirror of our health and well being. Take care of the skin in the best possible way

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Vitiligo Forms

Vitiligo normally appears in two forms:
Non segmental Vitiligo- Non segmental vitiligo is the most commonly found category of vitiligo. In this type of vitiligo white patches can be noticed

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Vitiligo Causes

It remains unclear what destroy the pigment producing cells (melanocytes) and their subsequent total inactivation and/or disappearance in vitiligo skin.

  • Associated conditions such as Pernicious anemia, Hyperthyroidism and Addison’s disease.
  • Autoimmune disease in which the melanocyte are either damaged or destroyed in the body.
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Vitiligo Symptoms

Every white patch may not be vitiligo. It is important to know the symptoms. Vitiligo is not painful and it is very rarely itchy. The symptoms of Vitiligo include:

  • Untimely whitening or graying of the hair on your head, eyebrows or beard.
  • Vitiligo might increase the chance of sunburnespecially in lighter skin.
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Aggravating Factors

Sun burn, frictions, injuries, stress, etc. are some of the risk factors of vitiligo. Vitiligo itself cannot be considered as a serious disease

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Associated Systemic Disorders

Vitiligo is associated with several autoimmune diseases:

  • Addison’s disease
  • Hyperthroidism
  • Pernicious anemia
  • Collegen diseases
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Progression

Usually, the first white spot appear in the area of the body that is exposed.

Vitiligo develops as a simple spot, which is noticed as a little paler than the rest of the skin. This spot gradually becomes much paler until reaching the white color.

These patches have no definite shape and at times the edges can become a little inflamed with a slight red tone and may sometimes cause itchiness.

Vitiligo might be photosensitive; the sufferer should avoid excessive exposure to sunlight.

It is difficult to predict for an individual how the disease will progress. In some cases,

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