Monthly Archives: June 2020
This great article includes all you need to know about Leucoderma and gives you key-points in how to manage your life with this skin condition.
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In the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology a link has been fount by various studies that multiple new disease associations with vitiligo, including multiple sclerosis, idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP), and lymphoma. Study results also affirmed known associations between vitiligo and certain autoimmune diseases, including hypothyroidism and rheumatoid arthritis.
Investigators conducted a retrospective cohort study of patients with vitiligo who presented to NYU Langone Medical Center for medical care. All available records from 2005 to 2015 were reviewed. Demographic and clinical data were extracted, including vitiligo type and body surface area of involvement. Medical
Could there be a link to Vitiligo as today, early greying of hair is a common problem. Although this hair varies from person to person and grey hair can be more unruly than other strands. This condition is pretty much inevitable with age. It is a reminder that you are growing older. However, some people start to go grey at an very early age. and here we ask what is the reason behind premature greying of hair.
Genetic: Early greying can be due to your genes. If your mother or father became grey early, you may too.
Insufficient melanin production: Hair gets its colour from a pigment called melanin. It is produced by melanocyte cells in the hair follicles. Melanocytes endure cumulative damage over the years which eventually leaves them unable to produce melanin. Thus in the absence of melanin, the new hair that grows in has no pigment and it appears grey, white or silver.
The largest ever trial testing UVB treatment for Vitiligo has been completed by the NHS in Nottingham. You can read more details of this successful trial here: