1 Are you suffering from Vitiligo? Thu Jun 10, 2010 8:49 am
means white (leuco) skin (derma), i.e. a skin disorder where it loses its
normal coloration. It is also medically known as achromia, which means loss of
Basically, Vitiligo can hardly be called as a disease but a skin- disorder that
has more social than medical significance, especially amongst the dark skin
people. Due to retarded melanin formation, there is loss of pigmentation.
The Vitiligo sufferers are observed all over the world, including the white
skin communities. However, epidemiologically most cases are recorded in India (8.8%) and Mexico. Males and females are
affected equally, inclusive of children age group. It may begin at any age.
Childhood vitiligo is not uncommon.