Vitiligo: Skin pigment changes, usually harmless but sometimes embarrassing.
Vitiligo: Vitiligo (vit-ill-EYE-go) is a pigmentation disorder in which melanocytes (the cells that make pigment) in the skin, the mucous membranes (tissues that line the inside of the mouth and nose and genital and rectal areas), and the retina (inner layer of the eyeball) are destroyed. As a result, white patches of skin appear on different parts of the body. The hair that grows in areas affected by vitiligo u1
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1. excerpt from Questions and Answers about Vitiligo: NIAMS
Last revision: June 24, 2003
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