Vitiligo (vitiligo) is a kind of common life skin disease, can cause skin depigmentation. It is a non fatal disease that does not cause dama
Vitiligo (vitiligo) is a kind of common life skin disease, can cause skin depigmentation. It is a non fatal disease that does not cause damage to other organs in the body, but it can have a huge impact on patients and their families. Not contagious, so it does not spread among people.
How many people suffering from vitiligo?
The average prevalence of vitiligo in the world is 0.5% to 2%, but the prevalence of individual areas, such as India, especially high, up to 8.8%. The number of people suffering from vitiligo worldwide 0.65-0.95 billion, the actual number may be higher, many patients with vitiligo can not be recorded for the following reasons:
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<; --[endif]--> there is no need to report: vitiligo is not contagious, so the government does not require hospitals to report.
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<; --[endif]--> there is no effective treatment: the treatment of vitiligo drugs for delaying or reversing the disease process of vitiligo is limited. Although patients with 2/3 can be treated with a combination of temporary pigment recovery, but some can not be achieved due to time or economic reasons.
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<; --[endif]--> don't want to diagnose: because there is no cure, some Department of Dermatology doctors are not willing to give patients diagnosed, especially in some health care is not perfect country is so.
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<; --[endif]--> demographic characteristics: the disease can affect all races, men and women, all age groups. The disease is most common in areas close to the equator, where patients are often less likely to get access to qualified Department of Dermatology doctors.
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< --[endif]--> social shame!: the public disease lack of understanding, some cannot bear disease victims, resulting in many patients not to conceal disease cases do not want to seek medical treatment or open condition.
Each patient diagnosed with vitiligo may affect the lives of 5-10 family members or colleagues or people around them.
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