Vitiligo

Specialty of Dermatology

Vitiligo is a condition that involves progressive depigmentation of various skin areas. This disease is caused by the destruction of certain cells responsible for producing melanin, a pigment skin. Depigmented areas of skin can take many forms: spread throughout the body in specific locations (for example, only one side of the body), as a single spot, or spread over the face and extremities. It can appear at any age and, although the causes that give rise are unclear, often vitiligo is associated with pathologies of autoimmune origin (Addison's disease, diabetes, disorders of the thyroid, etc.), so it should be a diagnosis of each patient. Depending on each case, the treatment will vary, which can range from corticosteroids or immunomodulatory medications, laser therapies and even ultraviolet light for stains or micro grafts of skin surgically.

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