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It's actually a skin related health issues more commonly referred to as "leucoderma", which signifies white skin. This is a common disorder of depigmentation, and this takes place due to retarded function of melanin within the skin. Leucoderma, also referred to as vitiligo is seen as a skin disorder which affects nearly 2% of the world population. The actual melanoblasts in the affected area lose their ability for developing pigment. In this particular circumstance patches of skin lose their very own pigmentation and turn into completely white-colored, although nothing else take place within them and also in particular there is no development of scales over them. Vitiligo is found across the world, in all countries and all races and may even appear in both sexes at all ages.

Vitiligo is much more commonly known as leucoderma, which usually means white (leuco) skin (derma), i.e. a disorder where the particular skin area will lose its normal pigmentation. Additionally it is medically recognized as asachromia, which implies loss of coloration.

Basically, Vitiligo can barely be known as a disease but a skin-disorder which includes much more social compared to medical significance, especially between the dark skinned people. Because of damage to the melanin (pigment) cells on account of lesser recognized processes (generally what is known as an auto-immune condition) the normal skin starts loosing pigments from various parts of the skin, in a very varying speed as well as extent. Our clinical practice depending on the treatment of more than 2000 cases, demonstrates that there exists a strong genetic factor in the background of most cases, especially those who have widespread vitiligo or those who have vitiligo affecting the particular finger-tips, toes, lips or the genitals. The warning sign of effective hereditary factor is without a doubt noticed in the form of family history of one or even more of the auto-immune diseases for example vitiligo, diabetes, hypothyroid, alopecia areata, cancer, rheumatoid arthritis or allergies.

The vitiligo afflicted individuals are witnessed throughout the world, including the white skin communities. However, epidemiologically many cases are noted in India (8.8%)


Like people with any other health problems, sufferers of vitiligo (leucoderma) produce other health problems found whether directly associated with the disease or not. Various practitioners currently have stated such diseases according to their experience as well as observations. Common diseases which might be present having vitiligo include the following:

  • Hypotension. I have noticed it in many the circumstances.
  • Abnormal body temperature. In most cases noticed.
  • Alopecia (Loss of hair)
  • Premature greying of hair
  • Halo Nevus
  • Anaemia
  • Diabetes Insipidus (Type-1)
  • General weakness and lassitude
  • Sensitivity to cold

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