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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. 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 ... From the National Institutes of Health ... Vitiligo is a disorder ...
  5. 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 ...
  6. 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 ...
  7. Vitiligo (VisualDX)  
    Vitiligo is a condition caused by the immune system turning against itself (an autoimmune disease). Immune cells ...
  8. 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.
  9. ... this person's face have resulted from drug-induced vitiligo. Loss of melanin, the primary skin pigment, occasionally ... is the case with this individual. The typical vitiligo lesion is flat and depigmented, but maintains the ...
  10. Vitiligo is characterized by patches of depigmented skin. Here, the contrast is seen very clearly. People with ... light skin may not notice small areas of vitiligo. This person is receiving ultraviolet light treatment to ...
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