- by Dr Sachith Abraham
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- Sep 05 2017
What is Vitiligo?(White Patches)
Vitiligo is distinguished by development of distinct white patches caused by the loss of pigment called melanin in the skin. It often occurs secondary to the impairment of melanocytes or the pigment forming cells. Lecoderma or vitiligo occurs in all races but the condition is more evident in Indians because of our tanned skin color. Patients with this disorder have a lot of social and psychological anguish
Types of Vitiligo
1. Focal Pattern-this is restricted to only one or a few areas.
2. Segmental pattern- occurs only on one side of the body.
3. Generalised pattern -occurs symmetrically.
The aim is to stop disease activity and the development of the white patches
and to re-pigment the areas of leucoderma.
Narrow Band Ultraviolet Light Treatment
1. Skin Grafting
2. Minipunch Grafting
3. Melanocyte Culture
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