Focal Vitiligo

A small acquired isolated depigmented lesion without typical segmental distribution, or two to three small acquired lesions confined in a nonsegmental area with a maximum of 5 cm, was described as focal vitiligo.


What is focal vitiligo?

Focal vitiligo can be characterized by the depigmentation patches in localized area. Focal vitiligo is classed as an indeterminate type of vitiligo, and a more definitive diagnosis can be made after a period of 1-2 years if the lesions have not progressed to non-segmental or segmental vitiligo. The likelihood of progression, on the other hand, is unknown. Focal vitiligo is a rare variant of vitiligo, and the majority of patients develop long-lasting focal lesions after the disease begins. Focal vitiligo develops to typical non-segmental vitiligo in our study, but not to typical segmental vitiligo. Progression occurs in 50% of individuals two years following the onset of focal vitiligo, with eventual progression to non-segmental vitiligo. In focal vitiligo, there appear to be no clinical symptoms that predict development.

Signs and Symptoms of Focal Vitiligo

Focal vitiligo tends to be seen in localized areas.  The small patches can appear in small areas, on one side of the body. 

Treating Focal Vitiligo

Corticosteroids used topically can occasionally stop the spread. Many people claimed that their skin tone has restored to its original form after using them. Calcipotriene is a kind of vitamin D that can be applied topically.

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