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Description of Vitiligo

DefinitionAccording to dictionary definition  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.  Causes and Risk FactorsAccording to dictionary definition  1. It is more common in people with autoimmune diseases2. May run in families3. Usually starts before age of 40 years  Signs and SymptomsAccording to dictionary definition  Common symptoms include:1. White patches  2. Patches are more common where the skin is exposed to the sun3. In some cases, the patches may spread4. Vitiligo can cause hair to gray early5. In case of dark skin, one may lose color inside your mouth  Prevention and TreatmentAccording to dictionary definition  1. Using sunscreen will help protect your skin2. Treatments for vitiligo include:a) Medicinesb) Light therapyc) SurgeryNot every treatment is right for everyone, many have side effects and some take a long time.  NIH: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases



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