Vitiligo is a common slowly progressive acquired condition caused by the focal loss of melanocytes within the skin resulting in the development of hyperpigmentation.
– Psoralen & Ultraviolet A. – Corticosteroids. – Immunomodulators like Azathioprine, cyclosporin, levamisole. – Phenylalanine. – Khellin. – Antioxidants like Glutathione.
Melanocyte culture and transplantation
Split skin thickness grafting
Topical corticosteroids, Immunomodulators like tacrolimus 0.1% ointment is quite effective, especially for the facial region.
A person suffering from hypopigmented macule or patch at any site of the body.
Since Vitiligo Vulgaris is the most common patient has bilaterally symmetrical lesions on both sides with the sharp demarcation of edges. If in a patch, hair follicles are also white it is called leukonychia it has a poor prognosis. Sensation in the depigmented patch is normal.
Vitiligo should not be considered as a stigma, it is NON CONTAGIOUS and comes with a slim risk of it passing on to our future generation if any one of the parents has vitiligo