The guidelines for vitiligo treatment published by the British Association of dermatologists in 2008 recommend screening for thyroid disease in vitiligo patients.
Due to it's antioxidant function, Ginko Biloba's efficiency in controlling the activity and spread of vitiligo as well as it's usefulness in inducing repigmentation was put to the test by a team of researchers from India.
I once met someone who would not answer at all when asked about his vitiligo spots. I think he never had the time to absorb the changes he was going through and therefore was totally blocking this subject.
Focal vitiligo is characterized by a few scattered macules. In some cases the depigmenation remains localized to these spots. For others, focal vitiligo can be a manifestation for general vitiligo.
In order for repigmentation to occur in vitiligo, pigment cells must be found in one of these three locations: the hair follicle unit, the border of a vitiligo lesion or unaffected melanocites within depigmented areas.