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Hyperthyroid Cause Vitiligo
Symptoms - Vitiligo, Heart Palpitations, Fatigue and Tiredness.
fT4 - 1.3 ng/dl - Norm
TSH - 10.1 uIU/ml - H
Hypo or Hyperthyroidism? Or...
Depends on the lab: but if the lab values are normal... then it might not be a thyroid problem. You would expect all the labs to be abnormal and quite a bit abnormal if the condition is present for a while and serious. Without an actual examination, I cannot give specific medical advice on your particular health ...Read more
Vitiligo: The exact cause of vitiligo is unknown. However, genetic and autoimmune factors are likely to be involved. Some patients have no family history of vitiligo or autoimmune disease but still develop the disease. Possible extrinsic factors include stress and certain industrial chemicals. I am not sure which chemicals specifically may be responsible. Cytomegalovirus may also play a role. ...Read more
Autoimmune condition: Hi. Vitiligo is an autoimmune condition in which the immune system destroys the skin cells that make pigment (melanocytes). Vitiligo is not harmful per se, but the skin can, of course, be easily sunburned. Vitiligo can also cluster with other autoimmune diseases that can be very dangerous or worse, if not treated (e.g., type 1 diabetes, Addison's disease, others). ...Read more
Skin pigmentation: An auto-immune, inflammatory condition of the skin in which the body attacks the cells that mix the pigment of the skin. Treatment varies on the condition's progress. I usually apply the 1/3 rule: 1/3 of patients respond very well to treatment and the condition disappears; 1/3 of patients are stable after treatment; and 1/3 of patients progress instead of responding to treatment. Cause is unknown. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
He is suffering from vitiligo since 1.5yrs and under medication with little improvement.Plz. Tell about its cause and chances of curability.
Depends: It is believed that most of the cases are from an autoimmune process which destroys the melanin-producing cells accounting for skin pigment. However the exact mechanism remains unknown and cure elusive. Has your child been treated with uvb-nb phototherapy which can be successful in many cases. The underlying immune disorder, if any , needs be treated as well. ...Read more
Autoimmune disorder: Vitiligo is an autoimmune disorder. That means that your body gets confused, and the process that normally kills disease causing organisms like bacteria and viruses (your immune system) attacks the cells in your body that produce the color in your skin (called melanocytes). When those cells die, you get patches of skin that are white. The disorder is likely at least partially genetic. ...Read more
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