Recognize the Causes of HypopigmentationA common cause of hypopigmentation is damage to skin tissue, such as skin infections, blisters, burns, or other trauma to your skin. While some other hypopigmentation is caused by genetic disorders in the body. You may experience loss of pigment in the affected skin area. The loss of the pigment that causes white spots can be permanent or temporary, some cannot be treated as a whole and some need more time for the re-pigmentation process. There are also several other conditions that require special treatment efforts. Some causes of hypopigmentation, namely:
Vitiligo is an autoimmune disorder, where pigment-producing cells are damaged. Vitiligo appears as a white patch on the skin. In some people, these spots can appear throughout the body.
Albinism is a rare congenital disorder caused by the absence of enzymes that produce melanin. This results in a lack of pigmentation in the skin, hair and eyes. An albino (albinism sufferer) has an abnormal gene that limits the body in producing melanin. This disorder is most common in white people.
Although it is known not to be classified as an infectious disease, but until now it has not been clearly known what the exact cause of pytiriasis alba. This condition can be related to a history of eczema, skin inflammation, and allergies. One typical symptom that he has is pale colored patches on the surface of the skin in certain body parts, such as the face, neck, chest, back and upper arms.
Hypopigmentation complaints can also be caused by the infection process. Among them are pytiriasis versicolor or often known as tinea versicolor, and leprosy which is also known as leprosy. Tinea versicolor is caused by fungal infections that grow on the surface of the skin and cause hypopigmentation spots. While leprosy is caused by a bacterial infection of Mycobacterium leprae, which in the initial phase causes complaints of hypopigmentation on most skin surfaces.
This condition occurs related to the inflammation process experienced by the skin, both due to a history of skin diseases and scars, especially burns, such as being exposed to the exhaust, scalded, or irritated by chemical exposure.