Loss Of Skin PigmentationThe loss of skin pigmentation or the discoloration of the skin is typically referred to Vitiligo disease. However, there are also many other skin conditions that can lead to loss of skin pigmentation. Taking care and preventing tanning and overexposure of sun can help to avoid appearing of white patches on skin due to loss pigments.
Skin pigments are biopolymers termed as Melanin produced by special epidermic cells commonly known as Melanocytes. Melanocytes do not only impart color to the skin but also determines the shade of eyes and hairs. Melanocytes synthesis and distribute color (pigment) to skin, hairs as well as eyes. It is most likely believed that impaired or damage Melanocytes are the main reason for the white patches as the cells are not able produce the required number of melanin.
The experts believe that de-functioning of immune system or auto-immune diseases are the major reason for causing loss of skin pigmentation. Some times environmental changes as well as genetic disorder may also result in white patches due to loss of pigments. Appearance of these white patches becomes a serious issue as in some cases the skin discoloration due to loss of pigmentation is permanent and do not go away easy. Normally majority of the people get these white skin spots on any on one or more parts of their body but they do not know the real reason behind it.
The discoloration of skin appears to millions of population from all races and both genders. There are many skin conditions or pigmentation disorders which causes loss of skin pigmentation. These diseases are not just skin conditions but some other life rendering diseases also have symptoms of skin discoloration. These diseases can be immunological and as well as congenital, even infections and some times occupations and change in environmental conditions results in loss of skin pigmentation.
Different Types of Diseases Cause Loss of Skin pigmentation
1. ImmunologicalMost of the time the immunological diseases result from either an excessive immune response or an 'autoimmune attack', in such auto-immune attack the immune system fails to make distinction... Read More
2. CongenitalCongenital disorders or congenital diseases are conditions existing at birth and often before birth, or that develops during the first month of life... Read More
3. InfectionInfection is the growth of a parasitic body (germs) within the body drawing the body's nourishment... Read More
4. Enviornmental ConditionsThe loss of skin patients are also affected by the environmental conditions, the skin discoloration can occur due to the severe sun burn, due to skin trauma... Read More