health conditions


Question by  Aces99 (137)

What is involved in diagnosing vitiligo?

The doctors are going to be doing some test on me to determine if I have vitiligo.


Answer by  wyeth (435)

A small biopsy sample of the depigmented skin for microscopic examination should show total absence of the pigment producing cells or melanocytes, or may reveal a different diagnosis. Blood tests for thyroid function,cell count,and antinuclear antibodies can help.A simple eye examination looking for inflammation may be positive in vitiligo.


Answer by  Kath (1537)

This is a visible disease, so your doctor will examine your body. A biopsy of the skin could also be done, along with blood work to test thyroid function, cell count and antibodies.


Answer by  amberrai11312 (73)

Basically,an examination of the body. It is a very visible disease. A physician may also perform a biopsy of the skin to cancel out anything else it could be.

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