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    What causes persistent hypopigmented patches on the body while treating leprosy?

Posted on Thu, 6 Jul 2017 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: Hello. I was diagnosed with leprosy last year which is being treated but it has left parches on skin. What should i do to diminish these light patches
Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 53 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Hypopigmented patches persist even after treatment

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for being at HealthcareMagic
I understand your concern but unfortunately the hypopigmented patches of leprosy persist even after treatment.
You can hide them with a camouflage cream.
Dr Asmeet
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Follow up: Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 26 minutes later
How about treating them same as vitiligo? Those repigmentation agents cant be used for these patches?
Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 48 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Treatment for vitiligo not effective in treating these hypopigmented patche

Detailed Answer:
Treatment for vitiligo is generally not effective in the treatment of these hypopigmented patches but you can give it a try.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Raju A.T
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