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Can vitiligo be confirmed with wood's lamp test?

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What are confirms tests for vitiligo,is woodslamp,one of them,,,,,is vitiligo trasmission common in third generation,or second which foods should be avoided in vitiligo
Posted Sun, 15 Dec 2013 in Pigmentation Problems
Answered by Dr. Kalpana Pathak 1 hour later
Brief Answer: details below Detailed Answer: Hi Thanks for writing to us. I will answer your questions specifically 1.vitiligo can be confirmed by wood's lamp examination. In fact clinical examination is sufficient to diagnose it. Skin biopsy woukd be a definite confirmatory test. 2. Vitiligo can be hereditary. It can be seen in third generation. However family history is seen in almost 10 percent cases. Vitiligo is mostly sporadic 3 . studies say no particular diet is associated with vitiligo. So as such there are no dietary restrictions. But some believe foods rich in vitamin c can increase vitiligo. Hope this answered your query. Take care.
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