Vitiligo is a disorder of pigmentation, where the patient develops irregular white patches over the skin. Vitiligo can affect any area of the body. There is total loss of melanin pigment on the affected area.
In vitiligo, the melanocytes, cells which form melanin pigment in the skin, are either destroyed or they stop functioning
The exact cause of vitiligo is still unknown. It can be associated with autoimmune, neural, genetic, oxidative stress or viral causes.
SPARSH provides facility for Narrowband UVB phototherapy, a first line treatment for progressive vitiligo. In case of stable vitiligo, surgical therapy by autologous transplantation of healthy melanocytes in depigmented areas, is done at SPARSH by experienced doctors.