What causes a white patch in right arm?

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Posted on Mon, 15 Jun 2015 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: White patch in right arm from last week
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Answered by Dr. Charu Bansal 24 minutes later
Brief Answer:
pre vitiligo is most likely possibility

Detailed Answer:
Hello. Welcome to Healthcaremagic.com.
I have read your query.
I have seen the attached photograph also.
understand your concern.
As per details, the most likely possibility for your symptoms is a condition of skin called Pre vitiligo.
It is characterised by light colored asymptomatic patch over any part of body.
It has gradually progressive course.
It may be noticed spontaneously.
Otheer differentials for such white colored patches are-
1) Polymorphic light eruption- it is characterised by itchy rash usually bilateral over sun exposed sites.
2) Leprosy- it is characterised by light or red colored patch with impaired sensation over the patch.
3) P.versicolor- it is characterised by hypopigmented or hyperpigmented patches with very fine scales.The rash is often distributed over upper back, chest, arms or face.
Treatment depends on the diagnosis.
I will advise you to visit your doctor so that he can examine you and give you prescription.
You can share my opinion with him.
I hope it helps.
Stay healthy.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Pradeep Vitta
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Dr. Charu Bansal

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