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Activity Discussion Science & Technology What is vitiligo? Reply To: What is vitiligo?

  • Aparajita

    June 8, 2021 at 12:24 am
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    Vitiligo is a skin condition. In this disease, parts of skin turn pale, comparatively of lighter color than the original skin tone. It is often seen as patches of white skin.

    It is caused primarily when the particular cells under the skin are destroyed due to certain conditions.

    There are particular symptoms for it. The most prominent ones are such as:

    1. white, oval shaped patches on the skin

    2. unpredictable size and spread of these patches

    3. whitening of hair at a vey early stage, premature too

    4. change of color at the inside of mouth and nose

    and many more.

    The causes can be due to various factors, some of them are:

    1. not completely but some part of it can be inherited.

    2. can show up due to high exposure to sun.

    3. can show up due to high exposure to chemicals.

    4. can show due to tremendous stress.

    and many more.

    This disease can in return give rise to many other diseases such as:

    1. depression

    2. skin cancer

    3. inflammation of iris

    4. sensitivity of skin

    and many more.

    Treatment is available for these diseases. However, it is never recovered 100%. There is always chance to relapse and at times it leaves scars no matter what ever is done.

    I hope this answer helps!😊

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