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Symptoms Of Vitiligo

Vitiligo generally called white spots illness as well or Leucoderma, in which the skin loses its pigment due to the annihilation of melanocytes. Melanocytes are such pigment cells which found in the epidermis (the surface layer of the skin) and there are responsible for producing Melanin (a dark pigment that gives skin its color) and protects against ultraviolet radiation., The skin becomes pale when melanocytes stop producing melanin leaving areas of white patches this is called vitiligo.

To describe Vitiligo symptoms, the onset of the vitiligo symptoms is very visible in darker and wheatish skinned people as the contrast of white patches looks obvious against dark skin. The manifestation of flat areas of normal-feeling skin with complete pigment loss is sudden or gradual and appearance of vitiligo symptoms the lesions appear as flat areas with no pigment.

In common the affected areas are the face, elbows, knees, hands feet, and genitalia.
The initial vitiligo symptoms are easily observable with flat white spots or patches on your skin. Vitiligo symptoms usually starts the first white patch appears on the skin area remains exposed to the sun. Vitiligo symptoms do not cause physical discomfort to your skin, such as itching etc.

Vitiligo symptoms, vitiligo most commonly affects traumatic areas particularly on the face, upper chest, hands and groin. It may be widespread, affecting both sides of the body it may affect only one side of the body or it may affect only one localized area.
If the affected area contains hair, the hair may turn white then vitiligo symptoms sharply distinct white patches are seen rather obviously. Sometimes there may be seen by a circular white patch, resembling a halo.
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Information About the Causes of Vitiligo


Vitiligo is such skin condition which treatment is a tricky matter and the completely treat vitiligo from the body system seemed a serious thread for the dermatologist. The reason is that actual causes of vitiligo are not known by anyone with certainty.

However there is a prominent view that vitiligo is the result of the disappearance of melanocytes in the skin. Now the question is that, what are the conditions due to which melanocytes destroyed.

Auto-immunity:
1. An abnormal functioning of certain nerve cells produce a toxic substance, which damage melanocytes cells.
2. An alteration of the immune system that lead to the destruction of melanocytes.
3. Self destruction of the pigmentation producing cells to some toxic products in the body system.

 Inheritance:

4. There would be a genetic defect that would make melanocytes were more likely to be destroyed.

It may be that all these causes are occur  in a patients are two or three of them. I think the knowledge about  disease is important  role for the treatment of the disease. It is not only true for the vitiligo but it general useful for all the diseases. 

Some year ago when the people are not more familiar with the skin condition vitiligo and the many patients normally in Asia realized that  there is no cure available for vitiligo. Now the general  awareness about the skin conditin vitiligo has been increase. How ever one thing is to be noted that there  are some other skin condition also that causes white spots on the skin and seem like vitiligo.

 A new site about Vitiligo information

Vitiligo and Vitiligo Types

Vitiligo

 

Vitiligo is a generalized abnormality of your immune system that result in white spots on in the body, and there are currently no acceptable permanent means to halt this process. When we say treating vitiligo, it means eliminating the white spots weather root cause is addressed or not.

 

Types of  Vitiligo

Vitiligo can be categorized into following

1. Localized Vitiligo: Focal pattern vitiligo, Segmental pattern vitiligo

2.Generalized Vitiligo: Acrofacial vitiligo, Vulgaris vitiligo, Universal vitiligo

 

Localized Vitiligo

 

Focal Vitiligo

 

One or more macules in one area but not clearly in a segmental distribution.

In general terms Focal Vitiligo is localized to a single area. If the patient has a single patch on hand, face or leg with no other occurrences of disease on other body parts.

Focal vitiligo if not active is generally more suited for localized treatments. The first option would be a topical medicine and if it does not work or is unacceptable due to other reasons, surgery and tattooing may be considered.

 

Segmental Vitiligo

 

Where one or more macules are in a quasi-dermatomal pattern. In common mans language Here the patches are unilateral and asymmetric in distribution.

One or more patches are distributed within the same segment (anatomical distribution of the body) of the body. Segmental vitiligo limited to lips and finger tips is often called Lip-Tip Vitiligo. This is perhaps most difficult to treat. Lip-tip Vitiligo: These are restricted to the lips and distal part of fingers and toes.

 

Affecting distal extremities and face. Some patches on face and some on other body parts, but not on all over the body.

In common terms, Acrofacial vitiligo is the term used for a very common distribution of this disease in which the disease is limited to parts away from the center of the body. This usually include face, head, hands and feet. It is usually associate with a lot emotional distress because the disease effects the exposed parts of the body, which is socialy very emparcing.

 

Generalized Vitiligo

 

Acrofacial Vitiligo

 

Affecting distal extremities and face. Some patches on face and some on other body parts, but not on all over the body.

In common terms, Acrofacial vitiligo is the term used for a very common distribution of this disease in which the disease is limited to parts away from the center of the body. This usually include face, head, hands and feet. It is usually associate with a lot emotional distress because the disease effects the exposed parts of the body, which is socialy very emparcing.

 

Vitiligo Vulgaris

 

In vitiligo vulgaris small patches of de-pigmentation are spread in a shower pattern admixed with normal skin in segmental or acrofacial pattern.

This is the most common type with bilaterally symmetrical lesions, predominantly distributed over face, neck, torso, fingers, toes, palms, soles and facial orifices.

Due to wide spread of disease it is generally difficult to treat all the parts equally and the treatment may take years. Also surgery may not be an option for patients of vitiligo vulgaris.

 

Universal Vitiligo

 

Universal Vitiligo or Vitiligo totalis is the complete or nearly complete loss of skin pigment. The pigment is usually lost from entire body surface except a few small islands of normally pigmented skin. Permanent medical bleaching of the normal skin is usually the only option. 

And now some words about Treatment of vitiligo.

Herbal Remedies and Vitiligo

Herbal and natural remedies in general, are a far cheaper option than the prescription medicine. They are simple to prepare and you hardly ever need the highly expensive professional supervision for their use.

 

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