Archives of Medicine and Health Sciences

SPECIAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2020  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 140--146

Vitiligo with special emphasis on vitiligo surgery


PK Ashwini, DJ Sushmitha, S Veeranna 
 Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology, JSS Medical College, JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research, Mysuru, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. P K Ashwini
Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology, JSS Medical College, JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research, Mysuru, Karnataka
India

Vitiligo is a common form of localized depigmentation. It is an acquired hypomelanotic condition resulting from the progressive loss of melanocytes. It is characterized by milky white macules. It can be associated with tremendous psychological trauma. A number of medical treatment options exist in the armamentarium of a dermatologist treating vitiligo. However, a significant number of lesions of vitiligo either fail to respond to medical therapy or respond with incomplete repigmentation. Such lesions are considered appropriate for surgical management. Surgical management has provided a very good tool to the management of refractory cases of vitiligo. Hence, in this article, we emphasize on vitiligo and vitiligo surgery.


How to cite this article:
Ashwini P K, Sushmitha D J, Veeranna S. Vitiligo with special emphasis on vitiligo surgery.Arch Med Health Sci 2020;8:140-146


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Ashwini P K, Sushmitha D J, Veeranna S. Vitiligo with special emphasis on vitiligo surgery. Arch Med Health Sci [serial online] 2020 [cited 2020 Dec 1 ];8:140-146
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