Hypo-pigmentationThe epidermis of the skin consists of melanocytes, the pigment containing cell. The melanocytes are responsible of imparting color to the skin. When a person is ill or suffering from some disease, these melanin containing cells may get damaged, resulting in white patches also known as hypo-pigmentation. The white patches cause due to hypo-pigmentation may be temporary as in leprosy or permanent as Vitiligo skin disorder, or tinea versicolor.
Symptoms:The symptoms of hypo-pigmentation is only the loss of skin pigmentation, however the hypo-pigmentation may be permanent or temporary depending on the effects of disease on the pigment producing cells.
Diagnosis:It is advised not to avoid the symptoms of hypo-pigmentation as it signals some of the most dangerous and life threatening disease.
Treatments:The treatments for hypo-pigmentation may vary depending on the diagnosis, some times the hypo-pigmentation is even cause due to calcium deficiency and so the doctors may advise for calcium supplements for treating hypo-pigmentation.
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