Vitiligo is an acquired, pigmentary disorder of the skin presented as depigmented or hypopigmentation of the skin is seen due to destruction of the melanocytes. Melanocytes are the cells which are responsible for producing the pigment melanin, which helps in normal coloring/pigmentation of the skin. It is non-contagious condition.

Leucuoderma:Leucoderma is a condition where there is ultimate loss of pigmentation. It strictly occurs following a physical trauma.

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Leucoderma is with purely white pigmented scars, where as vitiligo contains milky white patches with clear margins of skin

Causes: specific causes are not known. However may be due to

Hereditary: sMay caused due to gene changing NLRP1 and PTPN22

Autoimmune disorders: like thyroiditis, scleroderma, addison’s disease, vit B12 deficiency anemia, rheumatoid arthritis

Other causes: Exposure to sun burns, toxins and chemicals etc.

Common area of skin affected:
Based on lesions classified into Segmental and Non-segmental varieties. Commonly involves

1) Hands/Wrists/Face/Around orifices
2) Cut areas of the skin (koebner’s phenomenon)
3) Generalized: Symmetry of the body and spreading in nature, seen in any age group, preferably teenage group
4) Cut areas of the skin (koebner’s phenomenon)

Signs and symptoms: Hypopigmentation, premature graying of hair on scalp, eye lashes, eyebrows or beard etc.

Role of Homeopathy: At Sathyam Homeopathy we treat every individual as a new patient. Based on the totality of symptoms (constitution of the individual both physical and mental status) and present symptomatology, we prescribe a similimum remedy which helps to remove the root cause of the disease, maintaining the better quality of the individual. There are no side effects with homoeopathic medicines, it stimulates the vital force and re-corrects the underlying genetic predisposition. Genetic constitutional homeopathic medicine stimulates the melanocyte function to be able to produce body’s own melanin pigment. Best results will be achieved in patients who approach for treatment in early stages of the disease.