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Vitiligo

Vitiligo is a depigmenting disorder where one's own body suddenly attacks the pigment cells known as melanocyctes. This usually affects small areas, such as the lip, finger tips and can be elsewhere on the body. Severe generalized vitiligo is rare
Questions Answers
What is the best treatment? We need to combine creams, low dose steroid injections for 2-3 months & a light source exposure called NARROW BAND UVB
Any side effects of the above? Under specialist supervision, NO
How often is the light exposure recommended? 2-3 times per week
How long before i see a good response? Facial vitiligo - responds much faster - usually within 3-6 m onths - body vitiligo takes about a year

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