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Vitiligo

1.Derm+VtCM -Non-segmental (Commom):

- Nourishing Yin and soothe the liver


2.Derm+VtFR (Facial region):

-Regulating Qi and soothe liver, Nourishing and supplementing kidney yin, Nourishing blood to remove wind-evil

Vitiligo is a condition that causes depigmentation of patches of skin. The most common form is non-segmental vitiligo.

Vitiligo in a light-skinned

Vitiligo of the hand in a dark-skinned individual

Signs and symptoms

The most notable symptom of vitiligo is depigmentation of patches of skin that occurs on the extremities. Although patches are initially small, they often enlarge and change shape. When skin lesions occur, they are most prominent on the face, hands and wrists

Pathogenesis

Vitiligo is a disorder characterized by patchy loss of skin pigmentation due to immune attacks on melanocytes, while, there is no significant proof or evidence for this, many doctors believe that it can be caused by defects in many genes. Variations in genes that are part of the immune system or part of melanocytes have both been associated with vitiligo. The immune system genes are associated with other autoimmune disorders.

Treatment

There is no cure for vitiligo, but there are a number of treatments that improve the condition. Treatment options generally fall into four groups

Sunblock- A high protection sun-block (factor 20 or above) is applied to areas of vitiligo to prevent sunburn.

Skin camouflage- In mild cases, vitiligo patches can be hidden with makeup or other cosmeticcamouflage solutions

Reversal

The traditional treatment used by dermatologists is the application of corticosteroid cream.Studies have shown that immunomodulator creams such as Protopic and Elidel also cause repigmentation in some cases, when used with UVB narrowband treatments

Vitiligo: From Wikipedia,

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