Mar 2011|Vol 8|Issue 3

   
 
Case
 
   
A Case of Vitiligo
 

 

This case study is presented here from the successful case records on Vitiligo treated at AKP Homoeopathic Clinical Research Centre. Dr. Manju has complied this case. She can be contacted at AKP Homoeopathic Clinical Research Centre, # 6, Lloyds IInd Lane, Royapettah, Chennai-600 014.Phone : 91-44-28113300

 
 
 

       A girl aged 16 was suffering from white discoloration of the skin in face, waist, around nipples since three years. The lesion appeared on her left nipple and spreaded to other parts of the body.

The lesions are well defined with lines and the borders with brown areas of demarcation. The affected areas were white, milky in colour. Additionally she had headache < sun exposure with tendency to catch cold easily.

Past history

· Had been vaccinated for all communicable disease.

· Had chicken pox when seven years old.

· H/o Trauma to left feet, wound treated with allopathic medicines.

· H/o Honey bee bite when five years old

Family history       

· Family history of bronchial asthma, Hypertension.

· No Familial diathesis for vitiligo.

· Mother had uterine complaints

Physical general
· Complexion - Medium
· Stature - Thin
· Appetite - Normal
· Thirst - Normal
· Stool - Regular
· Urine - Normal
· Sweat - Normal
· Sleep - Normal
· Desires - Salty food
· Food Type - Non- Veg

Mental General
Sensitive, irritable, worried, thinks more about her illness, poor in studies, Dreams of day today incidents about school, classroom

First Prescription                                      12.01.1996

R/x
       NM 1m, 3 doses tds and Placebo for 15 days.

Follow Up - 1                                            30.01.1996

No change
R/x
      NM 1m, 3 doses tds
      Placebo for 15 days.

Follow Up - 2                                          08.02.1996

No change
R/x
      NM 1m, 3 doses tds
      Placebo for 15 days.

Follow Up - 3                                         19.02.1996

No change
R/x
      NM 1m, 3 doses tds
      Placebo for 15 days.

Follow Up - 4                                         04.03.1996

No change
R/x
      Ars alb 1m, 3 doses tds
      Placebo for 15 days.

Follow Up - 5                                         25.03.1996

Discolouration in face reduced
R/x
      Ars alb 1m, 3 doses tds
      Placebo for 15 days.

Follow Up - 6                                        15.04.1996

Discolouration in face and waist reduced completely.

(Refer the photographs taken before and after treatment).
R/x
      Ars alb 1m, 3 doses tds
      Placebo for 1 month.

Discussion
       The case has been prescribed to the nearing similimum Natrum Mur, but failed to respond. Arsenicum Album was prescribed considering the trio miasmatic base and also the suspected causation insect bite. The miasmatic layer progressively disappeared and improvement sustained until the all lesions disappearing. She had been asked to withdraw her medication and after 7 years her mother reported she was married and has no complaints.