Vitiligo

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. Vitiligo is a condition that causes patchy loss of skin coloring (pigmentation). In addition, hair on these ... appear white. The average age of onset of vitiligo is in the mid-twenties, but it can ...
  3. Vitiligo is a skin condition in which there is a loss of color (pigment) from areas of ... Vitiligo occurs when immune cells destroy the cells that make brown pigment (melanocytes). This destruction is thought ...
  4. American Vitiligo Research Foundation (American Vitiligo Research Foundation)  
    ... Forward! Vitiligo Voices Contact Welcome to The American Vitiligo Foundation View The History of AVRF Download this ... animal testing. Please Visit Our Donations Page American Vitiligo Research Foundation "We Walk By Faith, Not By ...
  5. Vitiligo (Nemours Foundation)  
    Vitiligo/Teenagers ... Vitiligo ... skin patches, blotchy, blotches, rashes, skin, skin color, skin abnormalities, abnormal skin, white patches, white skin, michael ...
  6. Vitiligo (For Parents) (Nemours Foundation)  
    Vitiligo/Children ... Vitiligo ... Nemours Foundation ... skin color, loss of pigment, white spots, white blotches, skin, white, melanin, dermatologist, depigmented ...
  7. Vitiligo From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases)  
    Vitiligo/Start Here ... Vitiligo ... National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases ... Vitiligo is a disorder that causes patches of skin to ...
  8. Vitiligo is a condition which involves complete loss of melanin, the primary skin pigment. The cause of vitiligo is unknown but it appears to be an ...
  9. This is a picture of vitiligo on the face. Complete loss of melanin, the primary skin pigment, occurs for unknown reasons. The resulting lesions are white in ...
  10. Micropigmentation for Vitiligo (American Society for Dermatologic Surgery)  
    Learn about micropigmentation for vitiligo, also known as permanent cosmetics, is the process of inserting colored pigments just beneath the skin’s surface.
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