Although the skin condition Vitiligo and Leucoderma are similar in appearance, they have subtle differences. Leuco meaning white and derma meaning skin is a skin disease characterised by formation of white patches on the skin. These white patches form due to loss of pigment cells in the skin known as melanocytes. The white patches formed on the skin remain closely bound to each other in contrast to the patches formed in Vitiligo.
White patches formed in Leucoderma are initially localised to smaller areas, however, they might get enlarged and become visible around the age of 10 to 30 years. Leucoderma is more noticeable in people with darker skin colour. Fortunately, Leucoderma is a rare condition.