Peace With Vitiligo

The causes of vitiligo which occurs result of getting white of some part of skin, is not exactly known. Liv Hospital Dermatology Specialist Assoc. Dr. Emel Güngör gave information about vitiligo.

Vitiligo can be seen on the skin, hair, in the mouth and genital area. Vitiligo has a different type but mostly around the eye area, mouth, tips of fingers, elbows and knees occur white color changes. Vitiligo can increase over time or may remain the same. For treatment creams, UV light treatment and surgical methods can be used in some patient. Different treatments are planned depending on patient’s age, area where vitiligo settled and its extensity. It is not possible to say or predict how the disease will progress.

She noted that vitiligo is not an infectious disease. Güngör added that however, the disease can cause problems socially and takes away. People with vitiligo can go even depression.

HG

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