Segmental Vitilgo

Segmental Vitiligo is also called Unilateral vitiligo. It has a different form of appearance. This condition spreads more rapidly, but is considered more constant and stable than non segmental vitiligo. It is definitively much less common, and it affects only about 10% of people with this condition. But unpredictably, segmental vitiligo is more noticeable in the early ages affecting about 30% of the children that have been diagnosed with vitiligo.

Symptoms:

  • Appears on 1 segment of the body, such as a leg, face or arm.
  • About half of people lose some hair color, such as on the head, an eyelash or an eyebrow.
  • Often begins at an early age.
  • Often progresses for a year or so then stops.
  • A symptom is felt by the patient, such as a headache dizziness or pain.

 

What you can do:

  • Review your family medical history. Find out if anyone in your family has vitiligo, a thyroid condition or a disease in which the immune system attacks healthy tissues in the body
  • List relevant personal information, such as recent major stressful events, life changes, sunburns and rashes.
  • List any medications, vitamins and supplements you’re taking.
  • Make note of questions you’d like to ask your doctor, which will help you make the most of your limited time together.

Don’t hesitate to ask doctor anything about your condition.  

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