What Is Vitiligo?

By james
Nov 14, 2020
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2. Vitiligo

Vitiligo is a condition that causes our melanin producing cells to stop working, or die altogether. When this happens, the patient’s skin will not have melanin as it usually would, causing the skin to become lighter than it otherwise would be. This condition is more noticeable in people than have naturally dark skin.

When vitiligo occurs it tends to occur only in certain places, and this will result in patches of lighter color on the skin. In some cases, the patient’s entire body will be affected. It can also affect the inside of the mouth, and it can also cause the patient’s hair to be a lighter color than usual.


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