Published on Feb 08, 2016 and last reviewed on Sep 07, 2018 - 2 min read
Leucoderma is a common skin condition and has considerable social stigma. It is better to be informed about the disease and know how you can help yourself or another individual in adjusting to one's family, society, and become a productive member of the community.
Vitiligo (also know as white spot disease) is a skin disorder characterized by total loss of skin color in the affected area.
Risk Factors for Leucoderma:
You should be more careful if you have one or more of the following:
Doubtful/ fresh lesions can be confirmed using special light (UV Light or Woods’ lamp). Leucoderma patches get accentuated under such lighting.
Factors That Increase the Risk of Treatment Difficulties:
Please Remember the Following:
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