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Skin Vitiligo Disease

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Vitiligo is a disease that causes the loss of skin color in blotches.

Vitiligo affects people of all skin types, but it may be more noticeable in people with darker skin.

The main sign of vitiligo is color loss that produces light or white patches on your skin.

Vitiligo signs include: Skin discoloration Premature whitening or graying of the hair on your scalp, eyelashes, eyebrows or beard Loss of color in the tissues that line the inside of your mouth and nose Loss of or change in color of the inner layer of the eyeball Discolored patches around the armpits, navel, genitals and rectum Vitiligo can start at any age, but most often appears before age 20.

Vitiligo occurs when melanin-forming cells die or stop producing melanin - the pigment
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