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Small dots on elbow, thigh. Feeding 3 month baby. Want to know the causes of Leucoderma?

Good morning...Doctor..can you plz let me know what are the causes for LEUCODERMA (bolli :Telugu name). My wife has 2 small dots on the elbow and 2 more small dots on the thy. When we consulted a doctor it was mentioned to us that it can be Leucoderma. Presently she is feeeding 3 months baby...kindly provide us suggestions. Thanking you in advance
Asked On : Wed, 10 Apr 2013
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Leukoderma or Vitiligo is a colour change of skin. Colour producing cells called melanocytes are destroyed by body's own immune mechanism. It is not contagious but has a genetic predisposition , that means there is a higher chance of leukoderma in children born to parents having leukoderma. Sometimes it is associated with other auto immune diseases. Please show her to a dermatologist so that we can start treatment early. There are local applications which can be safely given even if she is breast feeding.
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