In Vitiligo, melanin is either destroyed or not produced. The exact cause of Vitiligo is not known yet. A number of theories exist. The most widely accepted view is that Vitiligo is an autoimmune disease, i.e. one in which the personís immune system attacks the organs and tissues of the body. Heredity may be a factor since Vitiligo runs in certain families. However, only 5 to 7 percent of children will get Vitiligo even if a parent has it.
Sometimes, a single event, such as sunburn or emotional distress, can trigger the condition.
Latest Publications and Research on VitiligoPathogenic role of tissue-resident memory T cells in autoimmune diseases. - Published by PubMed
Historical Evidence of Treating Vitiligo in Persia. - Published by PubMed
Evaluation of the efficacy of transdermal drug delivery of calcipotriol plus betamethasone versus tacrolimus in the treatment of vitiligo. - Published by PubMed
Association of PTPN22 gene polymorphism with non-segmental vitiligo in South Indian Tamils. - Published by PubMed
Use of the 532-nm Q-switched neodymium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet laser for the treatment of recalcitrant repigmentation in vitiligo. - Published by PubMed