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Suggest treatment for vitiligo

My son was diagnosed with vitiligo by a Dermatologist recently; she did a biopsy. He has the vitiligo on his hands and it is spreading up his arms. The affected areas are white and scaly. He is thinking about getting a second opinion. Can vitiligo be scaly (it flakes off, but returns to being scaly)? Thanks
Thu, 18 Dec 2014
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Hi...sometimes Vitiligo can be scaly but at the same time, the other closest differential diagnosis would be - Psoriasis. It can start at any age and no age is bar.
But, Skin conditions are best diagnosed only after seeing directly. I suggest you to upload photographs of the same on this website, so that I can guide you scientifically.
Regards - Dr. Sumanth
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Suggest treatment for vitiligo

Hi...sometimes Vitiligo can be scaly but at the same time, the other closest differential diagnosis would be - Psoriasis. It can start at any age and no age is bar. But, Skin conditions are best diagnosed only after seeing directly. I suggest you to upload photographs of the same on this website, so that I can guide you scientifically. Regards - Dr. Sumanth