White patches on body
I have white patches on my legs, arms and hands now its started on my face, Its started since 2004 and Now, i am undergo medicine from PGI chandigarh. They suggested me NBUVB (red rays something). I need this 3 days every week. If you have this please let me know
Doctor Answers (1) on White patches on body
Thanks for the query. Vitiligo is an immune system mediated skin disease which can be brought into remission by certain medications and life style changes. Now it is believed to be a multisystem disorder that can have other auto-immune comorbidities. A proper assessment to determine the presence and severity of these comorbidities is needed. There are basically 2 components of therapy â first is to stop the spread of the disease and second is to refill colour. There are different ways of doing that and it differs from patient to patient. If you have tried medical therapy and have not achieved desired results, you can consider surgical options like suction blister grafts/non cultured melanocytes suspension. It requires expertise to perform and results take few months to be visible. The prerequisite for surgery is stable disease for at-least a year. Most of the patients do well if they stick to the recommendations.
You can call for few centres in your neighbour hood clinics, NB UVB is a standard treatment option and shall be available for sure.
All the best.
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