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vit·i·lig·i·nes(vit'i-lī'gō, vit'i-lij'i-nēz), [MIM*193200]
vitiligoDermatology An acquired condition characterized by patchy depigmentation in the face, elbows, knees, hands, feet, and genitalia, often at sites of trauma and pressure, which may appear at any age; there is an ↑ incidence in some families; autoimmunity may be a factor, as there is selective loss of melanocytes in the involved area. See Melanocyte.
vit·i·li·go, pl. vitiligines (vit'i-lī'gō, -lij'inēz)
Oral and topical synthetic trioxsalen and a natural psoralen, methoxsalen, are used with exposure to long-wave ultraviolet light, but the efficacy is doubtful. The lesions may be masked by use of cosmetic preparations. Vitiliginous areas should be protected from sunburn by applying a 5% aminobenzoic acid solution or gel to the affected areas. The use of 5% fluorouracil cream applied under an occlusive dressing to the depigmented areas may cause erosion of the dermis and, after re-epithelialization, pigment may reappear.
vitiligoA skin disorder that features white patches, of variable size and shape, especially on the face, the backs of the hands, the armpits and around the anus. Vitiligo is inconspicuous in white people in winter but very obvious in black people or tanned whites. The affected areas of skin are deficient in pigment cells called melanocytes, but the cause of this is unclear. An immunological process is thought to be involved. Repigmentation can be achieved by taking a melanin precursor, L-phenylalanine, and then exposing the skin to ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT.
vit·i·li·go, pl. vitiligines (vit'i-lī'gō, -lij'nēz) [MIM*193200]
Patient discussion about vitiligo
Q. Is there any treatment for Vitiligo? Can anyone tell the how Vitiligo treated completely
The following are the possible treatment options for vitiligo skin disorder.
(2.a)Oral therapies with natural Psoralen
(2.b)Topical therapies using natural Psoralen
(3.a)Topical steroid therapy
(4.a)Autologous skin grafts
(4.b)Skin grafts using blisters
(4.c)Autologous melanocyte transplants
Q. Is Vitiligo Hereditary?
Large number of inherited disorders are associated with vitiligo. They include: albinism of the ocular type, autoimmune polyendocrinopathy syndrome, congenital deafness with vitilego and achalasia, dyschromatosis symmetrica hereditaria, ermine phenotype, familial histiocyctic reticulosis, kabuki syndrome, and the syndrome of spastic paraparesis, vitiligo, premature graying and characteristic facies.
Q. How to Stop Vitiligo from spreading all over the body? Can any one please tell how to stop Vitiligo from spreading all over the body
While start any treatment one thing is very important that not be depressed and anxious because this is the factor which can increase in vitiligo.
Take care when go out in afternoon.
Maintain a well balance diet plan which you can easily find by any dermatologist.
There are many treatment options are available for vitiligo as listed at http://www.antivitiligo.com/vitiligo-treatment/