Vitiligo, Leucoderma விட்டிலிகோ, லூகோடெர்மா
Vitiligo is a pigmentation disorder in which melanocytes (the cells that
make pigment) in the skin are destroyed. As a result, white patches appear on
the skin in different parts of the body. Similar patches also appear on both
the mucous membranes (tissues that line the inside of the mouth and nose), and
the retina (inner layer of the eyeball). The hair that grows on areas affected
by Vitiligo sometimes turns white.
The cause of Vitiligo is not known, but doctors and researchers
have several different theories. There is strong evidence that people with Vitiligo
inherit a group of three genes that make them susceptible to depigmentation.
The most widely accepted view is that the depigmentation occurs because Vitiligo
is an autoimmune disease -- a disease in which a person's immune system reacts
against the body's own organs or tissues. As such, people's bodies produce
proteins called cytokines that alter their pigment-producing cells and cause
these cells to die. Another theory is that melanocytes destroy themselves.
Finally, some people have reported that a single event such as sunburn or
emotional distress triggered Vitiligo; however, these events have not been
scientifically proven as causes of Vitiligo.
Who is affected by Vitiligo?
Half the people who have Vitiligo develop it before age 20; the
disorder affects both sexes and all races equally; however, it is more
noticeable in people with dark skin.
Vitiligo seems to be somewhat more common in people with certain
autoimmune diseases. These autoimmune diseases include hyperthyroidism (an
overactive thyroid gland), adrenocortical insufficiency (the adrenal gland does
not produce enough of the hormone called corticosteroid), alopecia areata
(patches of baldness), and pernicious anaemia (a low level of red blood cells
caused by the failure of the body to absorb vitamin B12). Scientists
do not know the reason for the association between Vitiligo and these
autoimmune diseases. However, most people with Vitiligo have no other
Vitiligo may also be hereditary; that is, it can run in families.
Children whose parents have the disorder are more likely to develop Vitiligo.
In fact, 30 percent of people with Vitiligo have a family member with the
disease. However, only 5 to 7 percent of children will get Vitiligo even if a
parent has it, and most people with Vitiligo do not have a family history of
Vitiligo Symptoms - விட்டிலிகோ அறிகுறிகள்
People who develop Vitiligo usually first notice
white patches (depigmentation) on their skin. These patches are more commonly
found on sun-exposed areas of the body, including the hands, feet, arms, face,
and lips. Other common areas for white patches to appear are the armpits and
groin, and around the mouth, eyes, nostrils, navel, genitals, and rectum.
Vitiligo generally appears in one of three
1. Focal pattern -- the depigmentation is limited to one or only a
few areas – வெண்புள்ளிகள்
ஒரு இடத்திலோ அல்லது ஒரு சில குறிப்பிட்ட இடத்திலோ தோன்றும்
2. Segmental pattern -- depigmented patches develop on only one side of the
body - வெண்புள்ளிகள்
உடலின் ஒரு பக்கத்தில் மட்டுமே தோன்றும்.
3. Generalized pattern -- the most common pattern. Depigmentation occurs
symmetrically on both sides of the body. வெண்புள்ளிகள் உடலின் இருபுறமும் தோன்றும்,
In addition to white patches on the skin, people
with Vitiligo may have premature greying of the scalp hair, eyelashes,
eyebrows, and beard. People with dark skin may notice a loss of colour inside
Will the depigmented patches
Focal pattern Vitiligo and segmental Vitiligo
remain localized to one part of the body and do not spread. There is no way to
predict if generalized Vitiligo will spread. For some people, the depigmented
patches do not spread. The disorder is usually progressive, however, and over
time the white patches will spread to other areas of the body. For some people,
Vitiligo spreads slowly, over many years. For other people, spreading occurs
rapidly. Some people have reported additional depigmentation following periods
of physical or emotional stress.
The main goal of treating Vitiligo is to improve appearance.
Therapy for Vitiligo takes a long time-it usually must be continued for minimum
12 to 18 months. The choice of therapy depends on the number of white patches;
their location, sizes, and how widespread they are; and what you prefer in
terms of treatment. Each patient responds differently to therapy, Homeopathy
medicines works well without any side effect.
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