Vitiligo commonly known as luekoderma is hence a skin problem where the antibodies in human skin target their own colour cells and destroy them, forming white patches on skin.
The skin consists of pigment cells called melanocytes that produce melanin. Melanin is responsible in imparting the skin its colour. Vitiligo is a condition in which these pigments are lost or destroyed. This leaves the skin looking milky white, and can be prominently seen in people with dark skin.
Vitiligo commonly known as luekoderma is hence a skin problem where the antibodies in human skin target their own colour cells and destroy them, forming white patches on skin. Vitiligo is thus considered as an auto-immune disease, though the exact cause of it is still being researched.
Vitiligo affects 0.5–1% of the population, and occurs in all races, though the people of India are particularly susceptible to it. People with vitiligo are more prone to some other diseases as well, though the condition itself is not contagious. People with vitiligo are genetically predisposed to it, and the disease affects both men and women equally.
This is only a social and cosmetic problem and not related to ill health. Vitiligo can come on lips, eyelids, private areas, hands, legs and any other area of skin.
Extensive surgical and laser treatments help with scar modification and correcting the skin surface irregularity.
The acne scars vary from mild to moderate to severe. There are also different types like, rolling, ice pick, box scars etc.
Vitiligo Treatment is possible in Pune with advent of science and one can lead a normal social life.
Dr. Sharvari PanditMBBS, DDV (Skin & VD), MD (SEY )
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Dr. Sharvari Pandit is a Consultant Dermatologist, Venereologist & Trichologist at Pandit Clinic. She has an experience of more than 5 years and also acts as a visiting consultant at MMF’s Joshi Hospital, Anand Hospital and Visage Skin Clinic. Dr. Sharvari’s areas of special interest include aesthetic surgeries, skin rejuvenation, anti-ageing and pigmentations treatments.
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