Childhood Diseases

Posted by: annelie | 2012-01-19



My son is 5 years old and he has one big white mark on his one knee and one on his bum. Both on the same side of his body.
It started on his bum a few years ago. First it looked like eczema, but it grew bigger and then became white over time. about 2 years ago he fell with his bike and hurt his knee. After it heeled it also left a white mark which is growing bigger and much faster than the other one. Even the hair on that areas is white. What we also noticed is that he have a few gray hair on his head also. He has asthma and eczema from birth. I read about vitiligo on the internet. But I am not sure if that is what he have.

Expert's Reply



You have given an excellent description of your son's skin de-pigmentation. You are correct, you really do need to know whether he has Vitiligo or not. The earlier this skin condition is diagnosed the better. Please take him to see a dermatologist so that a proper diagnosis can be made.

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