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    Old 04-10-2006, 03:35 PM   #1
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    I have vitiligo all over my left leg. I've been wearing nothing but jeans my whole life since the second grade. What would be the quickest way to get rid of it. I really would like to wear dresses and shorts without people staring at me.

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    Old 04-14-2006, 03:30 PM   #2
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    Re: Vitiligo

    Go see a dermatologist, I think vitiligo is caused by a fungus.

    Old 04-18-2006, 07:40 PM   #3
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    Re: Vitiligo

    You should go and see a doctor who is knowledgeable about vitiligo and takes the disorder seriously.

    Vitiligo is a pigmentation disorder in which melanocytes (the cells that make pigment) in the skin, the mucous membranes (tissues that line the inside of the mouth and nose and genital and rectal areas), and the retina (inner layer of the eyeball) are destroyed.

    Treatment Options for Vitiligo

    [i]Medical Therapies[/i]
    -Topical steroid therapy
    -Topical psoralen photochemotherapy
    -Oral psoralen photochemotherapy

    [i]Surgical Therapies[/i]
    -Skin grafts from a person's own tissues (autologous)
    -Skin grafts using blisters
    -Micropigmentation (tattooing)
    -Autologous melanocyte transplants

    [i]Adjunctive Therapies[/i]
    -Counseling and support

    Body makeup would probably be very helpful for you to cover the pigmentation so you could wear dress and skirts, since therapy for vitiligo takes a long time--it usually must be continued for 6 to 18 months.

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