Nov 2011|Vol 8|Iss 11

A case of Vitiligo


This case is presented here from the case file of AKP Homoeopathic Clinical Research center, treated by Dr.R.Gnanasambandam. The prescription is based on understanding the totality and miasmatic prescription has improved the case well. He can be contacted at AKP Homoeopathic Clinical Research Centre, 6 Lloyd's II Lane, Royapettah, and Chennai 600014.


      A girl aged eleven years consulted me for white discolouration of the skin all over her body since one year. She had discolouration on her face, scalp, chest back and legs. The lesions first started from the toes on both sides and extended everywhere. The multiple lesions were pure white, trichromic. Headache with nausea, one sided, mostly on right < sun exposure, travel > after sweat.

Past History

    She was vaccinated for all communicable diseases. She had prolonged fever one time

Family History

    H/o Diabetes and Hypertension from both maternal and paternal side

Tretament History

    Initially tried Siddha Medicine, then allopathic treatment. Both with external applications and oral drugs.

Life space

    The girl is a student, performing well at her studies. Her parents are employed in service and live happily with her parents. She attained menarche at the age of 13 years old, menstruation now regularly.

Physical Generals

Complexion – Medium
Stature - Normal
Appetite - Normal
Thirst - Normal
Stool - Normal
Urine - Normal
Sweat - Normal
Sleep - Normal
Food Type - Non Vegetarian
Desires - Bitter and salt

Mental Generals
    Mental, intellectual state of mind is very calm, Never opens her mouth, Gloomy , Worries about her illness, Studious

First Prescription                      05/10/06
Natrum Mur 200 / tds
    Followed with placebo for 15 days


Natrum Mur was prescribed on understanding on the totality of symptoms and the key note symptom, desire for bitter things and salty food. When the remedy found sluggish in action Arsenicum album was prescribed on understanding the mixed miasmatic state, which removed blocks and accelerated the recovery. The patient recovered about 98% and she is continuing medication. (Refer the Plates Before & After Treatment)