IIAM Groups Skin & Laser Clinic at Pune offers most advance treatments for vitiligo (Leucoderma) as medical treatment and also surgical treatments for those who are not responding to normal treatments.
What is vitiligo (leucoderma)?
Vitiligo is a condition that causes depigmentation(whitening) of skin anywhere on body. It occurs when melanocytes, the cellsresponsible for skin pigmentation die or unable to function & skin lossesmelanin pigment which is responsible for normal color of our skin.There are many misconceptions about vitiligo in society but actually it is not even adisease. It is never life threatening but only a cosmetic problem. Vitiligo isnon infectious & non contagious. It has many different types and it can becurable.
Cause of vitiligo is unknown but researchers suggest that it is autoimmune problem & it is due to overreacting of body immune system against melanocytes (pigment cells). Heredity is one of the cause but there is no rule that a person will get vitiligo if his parents having it. Genetic may be a cause. Symptoms-White patches on anywhere on body. No other symptoms.
Skin biopsy- Rarely require if there is any dought about diagnosis.
Avoid stress & self medication. There is no diet restriction. Because there is no evidence which claim that any particular diet can create or increase vitiligo. Normally good vegetables& fruits can be considered. There are so many skin problems which exactly look like vitiligo so always take expert opinion for correct diagnosis & treatment.