Generalised Vitiligo

Generalized vitiligo, the most common type, is the loss of color in patches of skin, hair, or mucous on both sides and spread throughout the body or in the eyes. 

 

What is Generalised Vitiligo?

The most common variety of vitiligo is generalised vitiligo, which causes color loss in patches of skin, hair, or mucus on both sides that spreads throughout the body or into the eyes. The onset of generalized vitiligo is most common around the age of 20. While it normally spreads over time, there is no way of knowing how much of the body will be covered or how rapidly.

Signs and Symptoms of Generalised Vitiligo

White patches cover both sides of the body in a symmetrical pattern. This is the most frequent pattern, and pigment cells can appear anywhere on the body. Over the course of a person’s lifespan, it frequently starts and ends. There’s no way of knowing when, if, or how quickly updates will appear.

According to one study, 75 percent of persons with vitiligo experience pigment loss on their hands and faces. Body folds, such as the skin under your arms and around your groin, are also popular spots.

Treating Generalised Vitiligo

In an open study, 51 children (20 boys, 31 females) with widespread vitiligo were treated twice weekly for a maximum of one year with narrow-band UVB radiation treatment. 

In 53 percent of patients, the treatment resulted in total repigmentation of more than 75 percent and illness stabilization in 80 percent. The location of the lesions and the patients’ compliance were both positively connected with therapeutic response.

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