Vitiligo is a kind of depigmentation disease of skin, mucous membrane, and hair due to the significantly reduce or deficiency of melanophore. Vitiligo patients will find white spot on their skin, but the skin structure will be still normal without inch or other symptoms. In body parts exposed to the outside environment and are easy to be exposed to the sunlight, the phenomenon will be especially obvious, such as hands, feet, arms, legs, face, lip and etc. Other positions include oxter, groin, around the lip, eyes,nostril,navel,genitals and etc. The types of vitiligo are usually three ways. Some depigmentation is just at a very small area, some at one side of human body(segmental vitiligo),and for other patients, the vitiligo appears on various parts of the body(called generalized vitiligo),and generally it is symmetrical distribution. Besides, some patients’ hair will get white also, even influence the eye color or retina and arose cataract and various complications.
You should observe it carefully. If the appearance is smooth and has no scurf,presenting light white or milk white with vague boundary or spreading to normal skin, then it might be vitiligo.At the initial stage, the white is small just as small as nail or corn. It is semi-round, oval or irregular shape. Some patients symptom is just punctiform spot with a clear boundary.At few cases, there are hair follicle pigmentation proliferation and it will increase or enlarge and emerge into island shape. Besides depigmentation, there are no atrophy or desquamation change. The number of white spot is not certain, and it can appear on some parts of the human body locally. It is quite impossible for white spot to disappear automatically. Most of the white spots will increase and enlarge, and adjacent white spot can emerge into irregular pieces and spread to whole body, like the map shape. Sometimes the normal skin remained in the white spot will be mistaken for hyperpigmentation. For example, the onset of vitiligo on face will be mistaken for chloasma.
If you find yourself with vitiligo, you should go to regular hospital to make a thorough examination to avoid misdiagnosing.Only scientific check can get correct result. The data will be more precise by the professional vehicle. The common vitiligo examination includes melanin deficiency degree check, trace elements check, blood check and etc. They can help to observe the internal livers or abnormal phenomenon, find out the specific pathogenesis. What’s more, vitiligo is easy to recurrence so it is necessary to cooperate with the doctor’s treatment. Keep optimistic attitude and have a reasonable diet. Avoid seafood and spicy food.
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