28 FEB 2014
Vitiligo is also known as 'Leucoderma' in India , it is considered as a social stigma. Vitiligo is appearance of single or multiple depigmented patches on any part of the body. These patches gradually increase in size &cause lot of psychological stress in the patient. It is an auto-immune condition and may have a genetic predisposition. Treatment of vitiligo usually takes a long time. Medical treatment helps arrest the spread of depigmentation and in some cases, may bring back the pigmentation. In majority of cases light therapy is helpful in treating vitiligo,in getting repigmentation . However, repigmentation in cases of 'stable vitiligo can be achieved by various dermatosurgical techniques.