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

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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
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Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 53 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Hypopigmented patches persist even after treatment

Detailed Answer:
Hi
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.
Regards
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?
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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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