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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.

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  1. Vitiligo (National Library of Medicine)  
    Vitiligo causes white patches on your skin. It can also affect your eyes, mouth, and nose. It ... the sun. In some cases, the patches spread. Vitiligo can cause your hair to gray early. If ...
  2. Genetics Home Reference: Vitiligo From the National Institutes of Health (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... PubMed Recent literature OMIM Genetic disorder catalog Conditions > Vitiligo On this page: Description Genetic changes Inheritance Diagnosis ... information Glossary definitions Reviewed December 2010 What is vitiligo? Vitiligo is a condition that causes patchy changes ...
  3. What Is Vitiligo? Easy-to-Read From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases)  
    ... Size: 9.0 MB June 2014 What Is Vitiligo? Fast Facts: An Easy-to-Read Series of ... Research Is Being Done on Vitiligo? What Causes Vitiligo? The cause is not known. Vitiligo may be ...
  4. Vitiligo From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases)  
    ... version updated June 2014 Questions and Answers about Vitiligo This publication contains general information about vitiligo. Individual ... them with your health care provider. What Is Vitiligo? Vitiligo (vit-ill-EYE-go) is a pigmentation ...
  5. Vitiligo (Nemours Foundation)  
    ... who have a condition called vitiligo . What Is Vitiligo? Vitiligo is a loss of skin pigment that ... noticeable on darker skin. Continue Different Types of Vitiligo There are three types of vitiligo, depending on ...
  6. Questions about Vitiligo (American Vitiligo Research Foundation)  
    ... Directors Medical Advisory Board Contact AVRF What is Vitiligo? Vitiligo is an acquired skin disorder characterized clinically ... mentioned. Even sunburn reaction may precipitate vitiligo. White Vitiligo Spots The typical vitiligo macule is chalk white ...
  7. Vitiligo (American Academy of Dermatology)  
    ... to Z Diseases and treatments U - W Vitiligo Vitiligo Vitiligo: This skin disease often forms on both ... with others who have vitiligo. Learn more about vitiligo: Vitiligo: Signs and symptoms Vitiligo: Who gets and ...
  8. Vitiligo Treatments (American Vitiligo Research Foundation)  
    ... Thomas B. Fitzpatrick, MD , Ph.D Myths About Vitiligo Treatment Three myths about the treatment of vitiligo ... develop treatable squamous cell cancers of the skin. Vitiligo Treatment Options Four options are currently available for ...
  9. American Vitiligo Research Foundation (American Vitiligo Research Foundation)  
    ... Advisory Board Contact AVRF Welcome to the American Vitiligo Foundation THE AVRF IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE OUR 2014 VITILIGO RETREAT FRIDAY AUGUST 15TH- SUNDAY AUGUST 17TH 2014 ...
  10. Vitiligo (For Parents) (Nemours Foundation)  
    ... every bit as healthy as everyone else. About Vitiligo Vitiligo is a skin disorder that affects the melanocytes, ... period of time. Dermatologists label the types of vitiligo according to the amount and location of the ...
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