vitiligo


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vit·i·li·go

 (vĭt′l-ī′gō, -ē′gō)
n.
Partial or total loss of skin pigmentation, often occurring in patches.

[Latin vitilīgō, tetter.]

vitiligo

(ˌvɪtɪˈlaɪɡəʊ)
n
(Pathology) another name for leucoderma
[C17: from Latin: a skin disease, probably from vitium a blemish]

vit•i•li•go

(ˌvɪt lˈaɪ goʊ, -ˈi goʊ)

n.
a skin disorder, of unknown cause, characterized by patches of unpigmented skin.
[1650–60; < Latin vitilīgō skin eruption, appar. akin to vitium fault, defect]

vitiligo

Uneven coloring of the skin caused by loss of melanocytes and an uneven production of melanin (pigment). This results in lighter patches of skin surrounded by areas of the normal skin color. It is thought to be caused by a disorder of the immune system.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.vitiligo - an acquired skin disease characterized by patches of unpigmented skin (often surrounded by a heavily pigmented border)
disease of the skin, skin disease, skin disorder - a disease affecting the skin
hypopigmentation - unusual lack of skin color
Translations

vit·i·li·go

[MIM*193200]
n. vitiligo, trastorno epidérmico benigno que se manifiesta con manchas blancas en partes expuestas del cuerpo.

vitiligo

n vitíligo or vitiligo
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Creams containing corticosteroid drugs may also help if areas of vitiligo are extensive.
Excessive accumulation of ROS caused by chemical or physical stimulation in epidermis of vitiligo patients leads to destabilization, synthesis, and circulatory disorders of lipids in melanocytes, resulting in damage of mitochondria electron transport chain, and more ROS production, further forming a vicious circle and destroying melanocytes [21].
Methods: The study was conducted in 30 vitiligo patients and 31 patients with non-complicated refractory complaints.
Le vitiligo (en arabe Brass) est une maladie de la peau, qui, touchant pres de 5% de la population mondiale, n'avait, jusque la, aucun traitement pouvant la guerir definitivement.
Vitiligo is primarily a cosmetic issue, but the affected skin is more sensitive to sunlight and will burn instead of tan.
During the meeting, the Prince was briefed on the Society's activities and that the proportion of people affected with vitiligo in the Kingdom is 3% and the Society is the first one in the Middle East specialized in people suffering from vitiligo.
The current case is an interesting case of multiple autoimmune syndrome in a middle-aged lady who presented with clinical features of five multiple autoimmune diseases, namely; autoimmune hemolytic anemia, type 1 diabetes mellitus, systemic lupus erythematosus, vitiligo and psoriasis.
Similar to OCA, vitiligo has a major impact on the physical and mental health of patients.
Vitiligo is a term derived from Latin word "Vitium" meaning a defect.
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