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Symptoms Of Vitiligo


Vitiligo,Sympotoms of VitiligoPatients with vitiligo will first find small white patches on their skin which is the structure of the skin to maintain normal, and the affected area without itch or other symptoms. The parts which are susceptible to be shined by sun, including the hands, feet, arms, legs, faces, lips and so on. Other parts prone to occur white patches are generally the armpit, around the mouth, eyes, nostrils, navel, and genitals. Vitiligo generally appears in three ways, pigment loss only present in a small part, some occurs only in unilateral body (segmental vitiligo), but most of the patients appear in various parts of the body (Generalized vitiligo) which is the generally symmetrical type. In addition, there are the cases the positions grow white hair, white eyelashes, white eyebrows, white beard. In some rare special cases, vitiligo even affect eye color or the retina.
There usually no symptoms of vitiligo, a minority of patients itching before the onset of the lesion or in the period of Vitiligo.Vitiligo is often accompanied by other autoimmune diseases, such as diabetes, thyroid disease, adrenal insufficiency, scleroderma, atopic dermatitis, alopecia areata. There are the specific type:
1, Localized type
(1) Focal types: one or multiple white patche confined to one area, but don’t occur the segment distribution;
(2) Unilateral type (segmental type ) :one or multiple segmental white patche were distributed, while they disappeared in the midline;
(3) Mucosa Type: only involve the mucosa.
2, Scattered type
(1) Usual type: the distribution of a wide range of scattered white patches;
(2) Faces and acra type: distributed in the face and limbs;
(3) Mixed type: segmental ,faces and acra types and / or usual hybrid distribution.
3, Generalized type
All or almost all of pigment loss
More than 90% of vitiligo is scattered type, in the rest , localized type is more than Generalized type.


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