Posted on Apr 19, 2022
Vitiligo, also called as Leucoderma is a disease in which the skin forms white patches. It occurs when melanocyte cells stop producing melanin, either because they die or because they stop functioning. Vitiligo signs include:
Vitiligo can start at any age, but often appears before age 20.
Causes of vitiligo are unclear but this skin condition is thought to be an autoimmune disease. Deficiencies in calcium, vitamin D and vitamin E can cause white patches on the skin. One needs a healthy and balanced diet to fight this disease. White spots on your skin are typical and varies with age .
People with vitiligo may be at increased risk of:
Treatment modalities include both medication as well as surgery, which is best suggested by the doctor.