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VITILIGO-LEUCODERMA Meaning

Vitiligo or leucoderma is a disease that causes the loss of skin color in blotches. This happens because the cells that make pigment (color) in the skin – the melanocytes are destroyed. The extent and rate of color loss from vitiligo is unpredictable. It affects all skin types but is more predominant in darker skin. It can affect the skin on any part of your body. It may also affect hair, the inside of the mouth and even the eyes.1,2,3

In Ayurvedic classical literature, leucoderma is  known as Sveta Kushtha ‘white leprosy‘   and is also called shwitra. It has of two subtypes - Kilas and Varuna depending on the skin color. An imbalance in the Vata and bhrajaka pitta (subtype of pitta that imparts color to skin) may cause skin diseases. Shwitra differs from other skin disorders by the normal functioning of all but the “skin tissue” (twak, rakta, mamsa, meda) resulting in discoloration of the skin (twak vaivarnyata), without discharge (aparisravi).4,5,6

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