Vitiligo

Definition:

Vitiligo is characterized by the development of white, depigmented skin either in one area or in numerous locations on the body. It can occur solely in the skin or occur in association with systemic illnesses like (thyroid disorders).

What Causes Vitiligo:

The most common thought is that it occurs because the body develops an allergic response to pigment causing cells.

Management Strategy:

A chronic condition with a variable course. Treatment is dependent on the extent of the condition. Options include medical (topical and oral), light-based therapy as well as cosmetic approaches.