Vitiligo is also known as leucoderma (To call it as white leprosy is illegal and punishable by law). Due to unknown causes, white patches appear anywhere on the skin. Sometimes infections, hair dye allergy and genetic factors may be responsible. It is not contagious and it is rarely hereditary. One should never think that vitiligo is a curse. It is only a loss of colour producing cells which can be restored by medicines, PHOTOTHERAPY and VITILIGO SURGERY. VITILIGO CAN BE CURED.