Vitiligo: A White Patch that Affects the SoulAlok Kumar Roy*
Columbia Asia Hospital, Salt Lake, Sector III, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
- *Corresponding Author:
- Alok Kumar Roy
MBBS, MD, Consultant, Dermatology
Columbia Asia Hospital, Salt Lake
Sector III, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: November 28, 2016; Accepted date: January 28, 2017; Published date: February 04, 2017
Citation: Roy AK (2017) Vitiligo: A White Patch that Affects the Soul. Pigmentary Disorders 4:254. doi:10.4172/2376-0427.1000254
Copyright: © 2017 Roy AK. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Vitiligo may be a future skin condition characterized by patches of the skin losing their pigment. The patches of skin affected become white and frequently have sharp margins. The hair from the skin may additionally become white. Within the mouth and nose may additionally be concerned. Generally, each side of the body area unit affected. Typically the patches begin on area units of skin that are exposed to the sun. It’s a lot of noticeable in folks with dark skin. Skin problem could end in psychological stress and people affected could also be stigmatized. The cause is often unknown. It’s believed to ensure to genetic susceptibleness that's triggered by associate degree environmental issue specified associate degree autoimmune disorder happens. This leads to the destruction of skin pigment cells. Risk factors embrace a case history of the condition or different response diseases, like a glandular disease, alopecia, and malignant anemia. Skin problem is assessed into 2 main types: segmental and non-segmental. Most cases area unit non-segmental which means they have an effect on each side and generally degenerate with time. Concerning 100 percent of cases area unit segmental which means they principally involve one facet of the body and don't generally worsen with time. Diagnosing may be confirmed by tissue diagnostic test.