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What is the cause of depigmentation of skin during leucoderma?

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Dr. Imtiaz Chaudhry
Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 28 years experience
Many causes: Leukoderma also incorrectly called vitiligo has many causes that include hereditary as well as acquired and the exact etiology is not well understood although many theories do exist. It has been demonstrated that these patients loose melanin pigment which gives skin its color despite that the melancytes still exist.

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