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Vitiligo(Leucoderma) & Psoriasis
Vitiligo(Leucoderma) & Psoriasis With Microphototherapy spot Light Laser:
Vitiligo is caused by the loss of melanocytes, the pigment-making cells, of the skin. It consists of well-defined white patches in normal skin. Usually there are a few, large, irregularly- shaped areas rather than many small patches. Vitiligo is slowly progressively, although it may remain static or even show areas of repigmentation. It is obviously more noticeable in patients with dark skin types for whom it can be a major cosmetic problem. Most authorities now feel it is auto-immune, ie the body is producing antibodies which are wiping out the melanocytes. For this reason it is associated with other auto-immune disorders such as pernicious anemia, Addison's Disease, Hashimoto's thyroiditis, etc.
Vitiligo has been one of the more difficult conditions for us dermatologists to treat. A number of newer therapies have augmented the traditional therapies of the past.