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There are so many different ways that people try and spell or even pronounce Vitiligo.
Here are some common mis-spellings: bitiligo, vitigo, vitaligo, vitilago, vitiglio, vitago, veteligo.
Just to set the record straight its VITILIGO, prononunced as vit-ill-EYE-go.
In case you're wondering, vitiligo is a particlar case of leucoderma. Although these names are often used in parallel, they are not quite the same. Lecoderma has a known cause of white patches on the skin, while the true cause for vitiligo remains unknown.
- Which diseases most commonly accompany vitiligo?
According to a 10-year study, vitiligo patients have a statistically significant higher prevalence of other autoimmune conditions and dermatological disorders: hypothyroidism...
- What tests should be done?
A well-trained dermatologist should be able to diagnose vitiligo and distinguish it from contact leukoderma or more than twenty other conditions with similar skin appearance bas...
- What are risks of oral and topical corticosteroids?
Corticosteroid drugs (like hydrocortisone, and others) are often used for treating vitiligo. By mimicing the effects of hormones your body produces naturally in your adrenal gla...
Though it is not always easy to treat vitiligo, there is much to be gained by clearly understanding the diagnosis, the future implications, treatment options and their outcomes.
Many people deal with vitiligo while remaining in the public eye, maintaining a positive outlook, and having a successful career.Copyright (C) Bodolóczki Júlia
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