Did you know?
Vitiligo and Leucoderma are white patches. They look the same but the cause is different. Vitiligo may be autoimmune in which, the immune system attacks the body’s skin producing cells (melanocytes). Thus, the skin loses its pigment/colour and hence the white patches. While, Leucoderma generally occurs after any physical injury like a cut, burn or any unhealed wound which turns into a white patch and does not re-pigment gradually. 75-85% of persons with Vitiligo/ Leucoderma do not have a positive family history. Effect of treatments varies from person to person. There are treatments but no common specific cure. The exact reason behind Vitiligo & Leucoderma remains unknown.Know more through our blog
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We aim at spreading awareness and providing a support system to people with Vitiligo/ Leucoderma through the means of community engagement, sensitization campaigns, webinars, informative & educational posts on social media and our own web portal to name a few. The content of all our posts are centered around Vitiligo/Leucoderma and includes available treatments & remedies, lifestyle guidance, online counselling, busting prevalent myths, experience sharing, interviews and several other topics. These activities have enabled us to connect with millions of people across India and worldwide. What makes us unique is we run solely on our band of volunteers including doctors.
Do you want to #SupportVitiligo?
Show your support towards spreading awareness about vitiligo.
You need to follow these 2 simple steps.
1. Click a pic of yours like the ones shown below, with the below text.
Smiles are contagious; white patches are not!
I #SupportVitiligo, Do You? To #knowvitiligo, you may visit www.supportvitiligo.org
2. Share that pic on social media (Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram, Twitter etc.), along with the following hashtags.
Click, share and tag your friends! TIA :-)
#SupportVitiligo is a volunteer driven initiative founded by SushAmita Pradeep Jain (a person with Vitiligo).