CLINICAL OBSERVATION OF UNANI DRUG FORMULATION IN THE TREATMENT OF BAR? (VITILIGO): A CASE STUDY
Dr. Mohammad Zaki Ahmad*, Professor Abdul Nasir Ansari, Dr. Musab Ahmad, Dr. Mohammad Tarik, Dr. Nazreen Fatma
Vitiligo is an acquired pigmentary disorder of skin and mucous membranes with multifactorial aetiology (genetic and non-genetic), likely due to autoimmune destruction of melanocytes in affected skin. Presents with depigmented macules or patches surrounded by normal skin. In Unani System of Medicine, Barṣ is the term employed to describe hypopigmentation disorders of the skin. Barṣ is caused by various dietary and behavioural factors which causes excessive accumulation of Balgham-i-ghalῑẓ. PUVA (psoralen and ultraviolet A) therapy is the treatment of choice in the modern system of medicine. Many Unani drugs are well known for the regeneration of melanocytes. The present study was planned to enlighten the use of Unani formulation to fight Vitiligo. We reported a 5 year old female child having localized milky white patches on her right lower jaw. She was diagnosed as segmental vitiligo. The patient was treated with Unani Medicine. The routine laboratory investigations were also done.
Keywords: Vitiligo; Bar?.
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