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Vitiligo

Vitiligo: MedlinePlus

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Vitiligo causes white patches on your skin. It can also affect your eyes, mouth, and nose. It occurs when the cells that give your skin its color are destroyed. No one knows what destroys them. It is more common in people with autoimmune diseases, and it might run in families. It usually starts before age 40.
The white patches are more common where your skin is exposed to the sun. In some cases, the patches spread. Vitiligo can cause your hair to gray early. If you have dark skin, you may lose color inside your mouth.
Using sunscreen will help protect your skin, and cosmetics can cover up the patches. Treatments for vitiligo include medicines, light therapy, and surgery. Not every treatment is right for everyone. Many have side effects. Some take a long time. Some do not always work.
NIH: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
10/02/2014 09:00 PM EDT

Source: American Society for Dermatologic Surgery
Related MedlinePlus Page: Vitiligo
10/02/2014 09:00 PM EDT

Source: American Society for Dermatologic Surgery
Related MedlinePlus Page: Vitiligo
10/02/2014 09:00 PM EDT

Source: American Academy of Dermatology
Related MedlinePlus Page: Vitiligo

Illustration of man with vitiligo lesions on the face

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