Tuesday, January 18, 2011

What is vitiligo

Vitiligo is a condition in which your skin loses melanin, the pigment that determines skin color, hair and eyes. If the cells that produce melanin die or no longer form melanin, it will slowly appear white patches with irregular shapes in the skin.

Vitiligo characterized is appearance of white patches on the skin firmly bounded. These spots typically will multiply and / or growing larger. The time required for the development of this disease vary widely, there is a rapid, but some are up to the new bercaknya years of increases. These patches may disappear by itself, but this rarely happens.

The main signs of vitiligo is pigment loss that causes creamy white patches (depigmentasi) on the skin. Other signs that sometimes arises is:

* The occurrence of bleaching the hair, eyebrows, eyelashes or whiskers and beard.
* Loss of color on the network that limits the inside of your mouth (mucous membranes).
* Missing or color change layer in your eye (retina).

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