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Early Signs Of Vitiligo

Early Signs Of VitiligoVitiligo is an acquired pigmentary disorder of the skin and mucous membranes, and it is characterized by circumscribed depigmented macules and patches. Vitiligo is a progressive disorder in which some or all of the melanocytes in the affected skin are selectively destroyed. Vitiligo affects 0.5-2% of the world population, and the average age of onset is 20 years.It is not a non-curable disease.

When it comes to the early signs of vitiligo,Any part of the body can be affected by Vitiligo, depigmentation usually occurs first by sun exposed areas of the skin, such as hands, feet, arms, face and lips. Genitals as well. It can occurs at any age no matter age,gender and race, Vitiligo usually first appears between the ages of 10 and 30. Vitiligo generally appears in with three patterns – Generalized. This is most frequent subtype, pigment loss is extensive across many parts of the body, . Segmental loss of skin color happens on only one side of the body. This is more intend to happen among the younger generations, last for a year or two, and then stop. Focal depigmentation is limited to one or a few areas of the body.

However, Vitiligo may occurs in people who have certain autoimmune diseases. These may include vitamin B-12 deficiency anemia known as pernicious anemia or thyroid disorders such as hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism. Vitiligo also has a clearly tend to affect all races.

Moreover,vitiligo is a disease which differs from person to person and forms differently on different individual, its natural course of occurrence is quite hard to predict, as there is no general uniform way that it progresses.

When the patient start to see milky patches, they should immediately consult the dermatologist doctor . It is also important to know about the patient’s family history and whether or not anyone in their family suffers from an autoimmune disease. It should also be checked if the patient is sensitive to the sun.

In addition,there is a misconception that People usually get scared whenever they see a white patch on their body and regard it as vitiligo. The experts and researchs has came up with a scientific theory and its been proved that White patches may not always be Vitiligo and it can happen due to liver disorders, infections, skin allergies, etc. Thus it is prudent to go and consult a doctor as soon as these patches start to appear.

Some other less common signs of vitiligo may include:

1,Premature whitening (leukotrichia) or graying of the hair on scalp, eyelashes, eyebrows or beard. Vitiligo of the

2,scal pusually appears as a localized patch of white or gray hair, but total depigmentation of all scalp hair may occur. Scalp involvement is the most frequent, followed by involvement of the eyebrows, pubic hair, and axillary hair, respectively.

3, Loss pigment of the mucous membranes

4,Loss or change the color of the retina (the inner most layer of eye)


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