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Leucoderma, under lips, grafting, auto immune or genetic - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Dr XXXXXXXX here
User :   Hello Dr
User :   Dr. AAAAAAA I wants to discuss something about Leucoderma, Can You Help ?
Doctor :   Yes, please proceed with the query.
User :   Actually, My son is around 5years old and facing this problem suddenly
Doctor :   Ok, from how long is he having this and how much of the area is affected.
Doctor :   Are you there.
User :   last one month & under the lips a little big area and 1 small on neck and two samll on chest
Doctor :   Has it been confirmed as leucoderma by a specialist dermatologist.
Doctor :   ok
User :   I discussed with some doctors and one of Ayurvadic Dr also
Doctor :   It is an autoimmune condition, can be genetic also.
User :   Please let me know the right cause of this and solution also
Doctor :   The only procedure is medical treatment and following that once the growth of patch is stopped.They can do micro grafting .
User :   In my case its not genetic, not in my family & also in my In Laws family
Doctor :   after the grafting they will undergo PUVA or light treatment.
Doctor :   This will help arrest the growth and prevent new cells from changing colour.
User :   Can you please tell me in simple language, sorry but medical language is different
Doctor :   The skin will be grafted by the persons own skin taken from other part of the body.Following which he will be given light therapy on that region.It will take 2 to 3 months for the change to occur.If the colour does not change for 2 yrs he is ok.
User :   Can you provide this treatment Dr. ?
Doctor :   There are dermatologists on our panel who will look into it from your area.Kindly give me your phone number.
Doctor :   ok.
Doctor :   Our customer care people will call you back.
Doctor :   which area.
User :   When
Doctor :   The child?
User :   Dr. Can you explain it please : It will take 2 to 3 months for the change to occur.If the colour does not change for 2 yrs he is ok.
Doctor :   Yes he will be ok if the colour does not change to white again in that certain area within 2 yrs.
User :   He is also
Doctor :   ok, they will contact you in half hr to 1 hr.
User :   Dr I wants the patches not be increased and not happen again in life, Is it possible ?
Doctor :   There in no guarantee it will not happen in other area. you can also try excimer laser which will cover a large area.
Doctor :   It can cover 20 % of body area in case of large patches in 5 min. It is painless light rays.
User :   It means there is not medical treatment available of this?
Doctor :   This is done along with tablets and ointment which are taken before the procedure.
User :   Dr. Can you people provide me the treatment of this ?
Doctor :   I have already told you the different types of treatment.You will have to personally meet the doctor and show the patient after which they can decide what is best for him.
Doctor :   Our customer care will inform you whom to meet.
Doctor :   yes
User :   Ok, Should i wait for customer care call ?
User :   Can you please tell me treatment cost ?
Doctor :   It depends on the doctor and area. You will have to discuss with the doctor.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Kindly login for further medical queries.
User :   Ok, thx Dr, I am waiting for call in next 30mins.
User :   Ok
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