Individualized Homoeopathic approach in a case of Vitiligo with Hypothyroidism - A Case Report
Vitiligo is also known as leukoderma. It is an autoimmune skin condition with familial predisposition, characterized clinically by milky white patches or macules with scalloped margin that causes an immense psychological upset of the affected individual. In the conventional system of medicine, though treatment is not satisfactory, reasonable improvement can be expected in several patients. Here, Homoeopathy offers the best traditional and non-conventional therapy. Several case reports and case series have been documented which showed the effectiveness of homoeopathic medicines in the successful treatment of vitiligo. This case report also demonstrated the positive role of individualized homoeopathic medicine in the successful treatment of vitiligo together with hypothyroidism. A 15 years lean, thin, girl came to the OPD, presented with white patches on left pre-auricular region and right temple and right infra- auricular region for 4 years with profuse menses for 6-8 months. After a thorough history taking, constitutional homoeopathic medicine Sepia 200/2 Doses in aqua dist. was prescribed. Individualized homoeopathic medicine Sepia showed a positive role in the treatment of disease vitiligo with hypothyroidism. The outcome was assessed by vitiligo symptom scale (VSS) (developed by CCRH) along with photographs and thyroid profile of the patient at fixed intervals.